YouTube’s picture-in-picture mode is rolling out to more iPhone and iPad users

Google has announced that YouTube’s picture-in-picture mode for iOS and iPadOS, which lets you watch videos in a floating window while using other apps, is rolling out to more people. According to a community post, people running iOS 15 should start seeing the feature soon, though there is some fragmentation in its availability. YouTube Premium subscribers should be getting access to the feature no matter where in the world they live and they’ll be able to use it to watch any sort of content. For non-paying YouTube users, YouTube only mentions that picture-in-picture is available in the US. Within the US, though, the company says that “everyone using the YouTube app on iPhone and iPad” will get the feature but that it’ll only be useable for “non-music content.” If you use Android, you’ve probably had this feature for years, and YouTube says that nothing is changing about it. In June 2021, the company said the feature was making its way to the app for paying customers and that it planned on bringing picture-in-picture to its free users as well. By August, it was available as an experimental feature that Premium subscribers could enable.

Twitter starts testing new CoTweets feature that lets two accounts co-author a tweet

Twitter has started testing a new CoTweets feature with users of the social network. The CoTweets feature allows two accounts to co-author a tweet and both be tagged in a single tweet. Twitter has confirmed that this new feature is now live for some users for a limited amount of time after the company started experimenting with the idea earlier this year. “We’re continuing to explore new ways for people to collaborate on Twitter,” explains Twitter spokesperson in a statement. “We’re testing CoTweets for a limited time to learn how people and brands may use this feature to grow and reach new audiences, and strengthen their collaborations with other accounts.” Several Twitter users have been testing the CoTweets feature today, and the experience allows a main tweet author to invite someone else to be tagged in the tweet and discuss the contents over DM. The second account needs to approve the co-authored tweet, and the resulting tweet shows it’s co-authored by two people, but replies appear to only be directed toward the main author of the tweet.