How to enable and use picture-in-picture in Safari on OSX

Aaron Medina
1 min readJan 16, 2020

With the recent macOS Catalina update, we can now finally use the picture-in-picture mode while watching videos in Safari in just a few clicks. Meaning you can keep doing what you’re doing while still watching videos from websites like YouTube, Facebook, and the likes.

To enable the picture-in-picture mode, you can either right-click or hold the ctrl (control) button and left click the volume icon and then select the Enter Picture in Picture option.

This is how picture-in-picture looks like:

The video box is persistent, it floats on top and it will follow you to any workspace you go.