YouTube has finally brought its Picture-in-Picture support to iOS. For the records, the Picture-in-Picture support allows you to keep watching YouTube videos even you have closed the YouTube app on your phone. You can continue watching your favorite video in a small pop-up window.
Per MacRumors, the iOS version of the feature is now rolling out to all premium subscribers in the US. However, the feature is expected to roll out to all users anytime soon. In a statement per MacRumors, YouTube confirmed the availability of the feature:
“Picture-in-Picture (PiP) allows users to watch YouTube videos in a small mini player while simultaneously browsing outside of the YouTube app on their mobile device. We’re starting to roll out PiP for YouTube Premium members on iOS and plan to launch PiP for all US iOS users as well.”
In other YouTube news, copyright violation on the platform, and that is why the company has now empowered content providers with various tools to deal with the menace. The platform recently added a slew of new tools to help fight against copyright infringement online.
The update, which also allows you to detect potential IP infringements within the app, is available to all users. a new element has been added in the copyright claim process that enables you to tick a new box when reporting a copyright violation. This will enable you to prevent copies of your videos from appearing on YouTube going forward in the detection/removal option.
Once the box is checked on a successful copyright infringement claim, YouTube will then work to prevent other users from uploading that same video by using a Copyright ID detection and video matching technology. Other creators will also be alerted when any content similar to it is being uploaded as long as the box is checked.
It is however, important to ensure that you own exclusive worldwide rights to any video content being claimed in the process. That said, if the content is owned by you and you want to stop others from uploading different versions, and reusing your materials, then the new process will give you access to other measures to protect misuse.
YouTube is also providing you with an insight on how effective the tool is by adding a listing of the number of videos that have been blocked from being uploaded as a result of your claim.
To prevent or discourage users from abusing the tool, YouTube said it will remove the tool from those channels. The video-streaming site may also move to delete channels owned by violators.