Here’s how to officially turn on YouTube PictureinPicture (PiP) for iPhone right now

Back in June, Google started rolling out Picture-in-Picture support in YouTube for iPhone. It’s not widely available yet, but YouTube Premium subscribers can experimentally enable it immediately today.

One perk of being a Premium subscriber is the ability to “try experimental new features.” YouTube.com/new shows what’s available with test capabilities featuring an end date and button to manually enable. Tapping “Try it out” next to “Picture-in-picture on iOS” will turn it on. One important caveat is that this test currently only works on the iPhone and not the YouTube app on iPad.

With Picture-in-picture (PiP), watch YouTube videos in a mini player while using other apps.

How to use: While you are watching a video, swipe up (or press home) to close the app and watch in a mini player.

Afterwards, swiping up or pressing home after starting a video in the YouTube mobile app will generate a PiP with standard play/pause and rewind/forward controls. There’s a shortcut to return to the application and close, while pinching enlarges/minimizes.