Opera is the first desktop browser to launch Picture-in-Picture mode aka Video Pop-out in 2016, a similar function to watch videos in a mini window is currently available in Chrome and Firefox browsers, where Mozilla developed PiP as a browser-UI whereas Google built based on Web API which needs to supported by websites to work in Chromium browsers such as new Microsoft Edge and Vivaldi. Opera desktop team today updated the Video Pop-out in Opera 68 dev with Next Track and Timer features.
For the uninitiated, here is a brief about the Opera’s Video Pop-Out feature: In the Opera browser, you can detach a video and view it in a small window which stays on top of other application windows, useful for multi-taskers where they can work in other tabs while watching a video. As Firefox offers Picture in Picture Video toggle button to trigger the feature, Opera offers a pop-out icon on top of the video for separation.
Till now to reach origin tab and manage volume, Opera has provided Back to tab and Volume Control features in Video Pop-Out, the company today updated feature after a long time to show timer and next track controls. The back to tab has been moved to the top. With new enhancements landed, you can now able to watch the next track and see the video timer, in addition, to pre-existing back to Tab button in the Video Pop-Out window.
Meanwhile, Google has ditched experimental mute and Skip ad buttons in Chrome’s Picture in Picture mode.