How to watch YouTube videos while browsing other tabs in Chrome browser?

You might have seen different tips and tricks to play YouTube music in the background while working on other tabs in Chrome or in your smartphone. Not many people know that you can do the same for videos as well. In this article, we show how you can watch YouTube videos while browsing other tabs in Chrome browser.

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Here’s how you can watch YouTube videos while browsing other tabs in a Chrome browser

There are several ways to watch YouTube videos while working on other Google Chrome tabs. The method you use also depends on the device you are using. We’ve compiled the best methods for Desktop, Android, and iOS.

Desk

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Step 1: Go to the YouTube site and choose a video to watch.

2nd step: Right click anywhere on the video. Do not select any of the options.

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Step 3: Right-click anywhere on the video again. This time you will see a different set of options.

Step 4: Select “Picture in Picture” mode.

Right-click anywhere on the video again.

Step 5: Select the tab you want to work on. The mini YouTube player will hover over the screen.

Select the tab you want to work on.

You can change the mini-player size, pause the video, and even return to the YouTube page by clicking the mini-player controls on hover.

android

Play a YouTube video while browsing other tabs in Chrome using split screen mode

Step 1: Select split-screen mode on your smartphone. You can do this by long-pressing the YouTube app on the recent app screen on your phone and selecting split-screen mode.

Select split-screen mode on your smartphone.

2nd step: On the other split screen, open Chromium and select the tab you want to work on.

On the other shared screen, open Chrome.  watch youtube videos while browsing other chrome tabs

Play YouTube videos while browsing other tabs using Desktop Mode in Chrome

You won’t be able to see the video in this method, but if you want to listen to music while working on other tabs, this method works well.

Step 1: Open the video you want to play and select “Desktop Mode” from the Chrome menu.

Open the video you want to play and select

2nd step: Select another tab and the video will continue to play in the background.

Step 3: If the video breaks when you switch tabs, you can play it by swiping the notification bar down and using the Chrome player controls.

If the video breaks when you switch tabs, you can play it by swiping the notification bar down and using the Chrome player controls.

iOS

You can also use desktop mode on Chrome application in iOS by selecting “Request Desktop Site” and then opening another tab to work on while the video plays in the background.

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YouTube also has a built-in mini-player that you can use when browsing YouTube itself, but not other tabs. Just select the mini player icon in the YouTube control bar. Your video will play in a mini-player, giving you the ability to browse other videos on YouTube. If you want to listen to YouTube music with your phone screen locked, read our article here.

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