Apart from already available back to tab and Play/pause buttons and media keys support, Chrome’s Picture in Picture window to show a “Mute” button to silence the video.
Google has introduced Picture in Picture Mode in Chrome 70 for Windows, Mac, and Linux and is enabled by default, in Chrome 73, PIP will let you get back to original video tab with back to tab button and the feature also supports media keys in your keyboard in Chrome 74, means, you can able to play/pause/forward video in PIP window with multimedia keys on your keyboard, Media Session Service needs to enabled for this to work, which will be enabled by default in the next version.
Chrome’s Picture in Picture window gets a Mute button
Today, Francois Beaufort made a commit today for a bug to display mute button in Picture in Picture Window. The Mute button won’t be visible when there is no audio, but it will only work if either of these is enabled: experimental blink feature Mutebutton or origin trial with the same name, check the below screenshot.
Here is the description from code commit
“This CL adds a mute button in the Picture in Picture Window that reflects the muted state of video. If there is no audio track, the mute button will be hidden. This button is only working if experimental blink feature Mutebutton is enabled or if the Original trial with the same name is enabled”
On the other hand, Mozilla started to work on Picture in Picture mode in Firefox, this is not based on Picture in Picture Web API. The feature can be enabled in Nightly, bit buggy now, currently, the video entered in PIP mode doesn’t play audio. We’ll update you on Firefox PIP in the coming days as the development progresses, stay tuned for more updates.