If you’re using Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode in Google Chrome, an experimental flag may give you the ability to quickly mute a video. Here’s how to turn on and use the mute feature in picture-in-picture mode.

When you turn on any of chrome://flags you are using experimental features that have not been tested on all devices and may not work correctly. You may run into a few bugs along the way, so be careful when playing with some of the available flags.

The experiment flag works with both the native browser feature and the Chrome extension, but we’ll be using the extension in this tutorial for our examples.

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Launch Chrome, type chrome://flags in the omnibox, press Enter and then type «Experimental Web Platform» into the search bar.

Go to the Flags page and type Experimental Web Platform in the search bar.

Either paste chrome://flags/#enable-experimental-web-platform-features to the omnibox and press Enter to go directly to the flag.

Click the drop-down box next to the Wen Experimental Platform flag, and then click Enabled.


You need to restart Chrome for the changes to take effect. Click the blue Restart Now button at the bottom of the page.

To use this feature, you must first restart Google Chrome.  Click the blue

After restarting Chrome, queue the video and click the PiP extension icon in the toolbar to send it to the mini player overlay.

Upload the video and then click on the picture-in-picture toolbar icon

Now hover over the mini player and click on the speaker icon in the bottom left corner to mute the video.

Hover your mouse over the video and then click on the speaker icon to turn off the video

That’s all there is to it. If you need to unmute, click the speaker icon again to bring the sound back.

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