YouTube Miniplayer for Browsers Widely Available Now

Starting in March, YouTube has been testing its miniplayer. Occasionally, this feature was available to random users. Now it is widely available on browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.

This feature allows the user to play the video while browsing YouTube pages at the same time. Mobile users may have been familiar with this feature.

Users can activate the miniplayer by hovering the mouse on the video and click the miniplayer icon on the bottom-right corner next to the Settings gear. Activating the miniplayer will shrink the video to the bottom-right of the page window so that users can start browsing from YouTube's homepage or the previous visited YouTube page.

Users can activate the miniplayer by hovering the mouse on the video and click the miniplayer icon on the bottom-right corner next to the Settings gear. Activating the miniplayer will shrink the video to the bottom-right of the page window so that users can start browsing from YouTube's homepage or the previous visited YouTube page.

The miniplayer cannot be moved or resized. By hovering over it, users can click the play button to stop the video and click the close button to close it.

YouTube may want users to have uniform experiences both in desktop browsers and in the mobile device apps.

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