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Advanced Picture-in-Picture Feature for Video Conferencing, Custom Video Player Being Worked on by Google Chrome


According to rumors, Google is developing a more sophisticated Picture-in-Picture (PiP) feature for the Chrome browser that will give users access to more features. On the website for Chrome Developers, the new development was discovered. 

In comparison to the current ones, the new “Picture-in-Picture Document” will offer more sophisticated tools, such as personal controls and inputs, the capacity to combine multiple streams into a single PiP, and more. Videos can currently only be styled to a limited extent and only a few inputs are supported by Picture-in-Picture. However, the new Document in PiP for Chrome will give the PiP window more unique controls and inputs.

Google revealed information about the new Document in PiP on the Chrome developer page. Users will be able to open an always-on-top window with any HTML content. Additionally, it will add a PiP window to the current Picture-in-Picture API for video. 

Additionally, Document in Picture-in-Picture will improve the video experience by supplying more individual controls and inputs like playlists, time scrubbers, subtitles, and the choice to like or dislike particular videos.

The developer page also stated that the new Document in PiP will during video conferencing combine multiple streams into a single PiP. Additionally, it will have buttons for sending messages, muting users, and raising your hand.

The initial test version of Chrome 111 has the new feature already. By turning on the chrome:/flags/#document-picture-in-picture-api flag, users can test the API on their desktop. Through, users can register for the new Chrome document in PiP.

Chrome has also been spotted working on a feature that will let users translate text contained within images in the web browser. A new Chromium source code has this feature, which suggests that Chrome’s translate feature will get a new option. 

It will be turned on with a function prompt after being added. After the browser has translated the remaining text on the page, the new translation option will show up in the context menu. Currently, by selecting the translate option from the menu, users can translate entire web pages.

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