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YouTube app for Apple devices will get picture-in-picture

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Officials at video service YouTube say a popular feature will soon be available for app users on Apple phones and tablets.

The picture-in-picture feature, which allows users to continue watching videos in a small window while navigating other parts of their phone or tablet, has been limited for months to subscribers of YouTube’s Premium service.

This week, a YouTube spokesperson confirmed on Twitter that the feature will soon be available to all users of Apple devices running iOS 15, the current version of Apple’s mobile operating system.

The move comes weeks after YouTube rolled out the feature to users of its premium pay TV streaming service YouTube TV.

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Matthew Keys is the publisher of The Desk and reports on the business and policy matters involving the broadcast television, streaming video and radio industries. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Disney-ABC, Tribune Broadcasting and McNaughton Newspapers. Matthew is based in Northern California, has won numerous awards in the field of journalism, and is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).