Chrome and Chromium Edge Closing in: Both Browsers to Support PiP Mute Button

Perhaps, not a day goes by that we do not hear from the developing house of Microsoft. Their browser team is in second gear when it comes to competing with Chrome. Ever since their Chromium integration, things are looking to be in their court, in the long term. Last week, we saw Microsoft adding auto translate support to the Edge Canary version. This time around, we see a feature to be added to both Chrome and Edge. The feature of the topic, this week, is the mute button for Picture-in-Picture mode for both the browsers.

The Picture-in-Picture extension is not an old extension itself. It was introduced a month ago. While it does come with a lot of conveniences, there was one issue to it. While before, you could mute individual tabs, when it came to picture-in-picture, users simply could not. This is a big loop-hole in an otherwise amazing feature. In a report by TechDows, developers have added this button to tackle the issue.

While the feature is only available for the beta versions of the two browsers, “Canary”, they will soon follow the official releases. It would also be coupled with the skip ad button.

How to Get PiP Mute Button

If you wish to use the mute button too, firstly you’ll have to download and install the latest version of the developer addition browser, either Chrome or Edge. Secondly, in the “about: flags” page, enable¬†Experimental Web Platform features. After that, you simply need to restart the browser and navigate to a supported website, such as Youtube or DailyMotion.

Once in PiP mode, (there is a particular command depending on what platform you are), you can see the mute button in the bottom left corner of the window. That’s about it. Of course, it will be a bit glitchy at first but then again, it is in Beta for now. Users can expect a more smooth experience when the final release is paired with it.

Sarmad Burki
Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.