Watching YouTube videos in the background on Android phones is possible through a trick using Telegram. A feature in messenger settings allows you to keep a window with the video overlaid with other programs, allowing you to view images even while using other applications. The feature also ensures audio playback with the smartphone locked, making it possible to listen to music even when the device is idle.
Please note that background YouTube video playback is released in the premium player plan. Here's a solution to watch YouTube videos in the background on Android using the free plan. It's important to remember that the tip doesn't work on iPhone (iOS).
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Step 1. Open a conversation on Telegram, paste the YouTube video link into a chat and send it. Then tap the Play icon;
Video chatting on Telegram can be watched in PiP mode Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 2. When the video starts, tap the Picture-in-Picture icon in the bottom menu. Telegram will ask you to authorize playback. To do so, tap Settings;
Telegram asks for permission to play videos in PiP mode Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 3. Enable the Allow overlapping other apps key. Then return to the conversation and tap the PiP cone again;
Watch YouTube videos on Telegram in Picture-in-Picture mode Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 4. Done. The video will continue to play even if you exit Telegram or lock your phone.
YouTube video playing in the background on Android Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
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