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How to Watch YouTube Videos While Browsing Other Tabs in Chrome browser?

Use these simple methods to multitask on your desktop or smartphone.

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You may have seen different tips and tricks to listen to music on YouTube in the background while you work 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 the 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 you work on other tabs on Google Chrome. The method you use also depends on what device you’re using. We’ve compiled the best methods for Desktop, Android, and iOS.

Desktop

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Step 1: Go to the YouTube website and pick a video to watch.

Step 2: Right-click anywhere on the video. Do not select any of the options.

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Right-click anywhere on the video.

Step 3: Right-click anywhere on the video again. This time you’ll 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 YouTube mini player will hover on the screen.

Select the tab you want to work on.

You can change the size of the mini player, pause the video, and even go back to the YouTube page by clicking on the controls on the hovering mini player.

Android

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

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

Select the split-screen mode on your smartphone.

Step 2: On the other split screen, open Chrome and select the tab you want to work on.

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

Play YouTube videos while browsing other tabs by using Desktop mode in Chrome

You will not 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 fine.

Step 1: Open the video you want to play and select ‘Desktop mode’ in the Chrome menu.

Open the video you want to play and select ‘Desktop mode’. watch youtube videos while browsing other chrome tabs

Step 2: Select another tab and the video will keep playing in the background.

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

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

iOS

You can also use Desktop mode on the Chrome app in iOS by selecting ‘Request Desktop Site’ and then opening another tab to work on while the video plays in the background.

Read Also: Top 10 lesser-known tips and tricks of Google Chrome browser

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

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