How to Use Picture in Picture Mode in Android Oreo

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The latest version of Googles Android operating system Android 8.0 Oreo has a Picture in Picture[PiP mode]. This mode allows you to shrink down videos to a resizable window. It’s like the PiP setting on your tv but for apps. Its a little hard to set up but what’s more of a problem is that it does not work with every app. The developers have to implement PiP mode on a case by case base. Here we have compiled a list of apps that support this mode and also will show you how to use picture in picture mode for Android.

How to Use Picture in Picture Mode in Android Oreo

Applications that support Android 8.0 Oreo’s PiP mode are:

  • Youtube
  • VLC
  • Google Play Movies & TV
  • Google Duo
  • Google Maps
  • Chrome

How to launch Android 8.0s PiP mode?

There isn’t one fixed way to launch Android 8.0 Oreos PiP mode. Most apps switch to a floating window’s view with a tap of Android Home button, but that’s, not the case always.

You can take Google Chrome for example. To get the mode working properly you would have to watch the video in full screen before taping the home button.

Youtube is another case entirely, Youtubes PiP mode requires a subscription to Youtube Red.

To figure out how to launch an apps picture in picture mode, you will have to play around in the apps setting.

How to disable Android 8.0 Oreo’s picture in picture mode for specific apps?

Without any doubt, the picture pin picture mode can be quite useful and fun, but it can also be irritating if triggered by mistake. Luckily you can disable it in a few easy steps.

To disable it:

  • Open the settings menu on your phone.
  • Tap Apps & Notifications and then tap on the Advanced menu.
  • Click on Special App Access.
  • Search for PiP option and then click on it.
  • You will get to see a list of all installed apps that support this mode. They are enabled by default to disable something tap it and slide the Allow picture in picture toggle to off.

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These are the ways in which you can enable and disable Picture in Picture mode on your phone and apps. If you want more tutorials or have any topic recommendations then comment it down below. Also, don’t forget to share this article with your friends.

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Last updated: November 30, 2018

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