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Nick Phillips
February 10, 2017



pip.0.pngIt’s something that the average Windows 10 user doesn’t even realize isn’t available. Probably because the average user would assume it’s a feature Windows 10 already has, they just don’t know how to do it or haven’t even considered using Picture in Picture.

Android and iOS have allowed users to enjoy PiP for years now, and the concept itself has been around forever. In fact, according to Wikipedia, “The first PiP was seen on the televised coverage of the 1976 Montreal Olympics where a Quantel digital framestore device was used to insert a close-up picture of the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony.”

Microsoft will be making the feature, which they’re calling “Compact Overlay”, available in the Creators Update, which most people are expecting to be made available sometime in April.

They’re testing the feature in the Windows 10 build 15031, which is already available for fast ring insiders.

Check out other features in this update and get more info. One interesting one is an improvement on the Windows Game Bar full-screen support. They’ve added support for the following games:

  • Aion
  • Borderlands 2
  • Call of Duty Black Ops III
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Civilization VI
  • Company of Heroes 2
  • Crusader Kings 2
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Dishonored 2
  • Elite: Dangerous
  • Euro Trucks 2 Simulator
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Eve Online
  • F1 2016
  • Fallout New Vegas
  • Far Cry 4
  • Football Manager 2016
  • Football Manager 2017
  • Garry’s Mod
  • Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Hearts of Iron IV
  • Hitman – Full Experience
  • Killing Floor 2
  • Lineage 2 – The Chaotic Throne
  • Mafia III
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Mechwarrior Online
  • Metro 2033 Redux
  • Metro Last Light Redux
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
  • Need for Speed
  • Path Of Exile
  • Planet Coaster
  • Planetside 2
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare: Deluxe Edition
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
  • Project CARS
  • Roblox
  • Smite
  • Source Engine Titles/Half Life 2
  • Team Fortress 2
  • TERA
  • The Sims 3
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • Titanfall 2
  • Total War: Attila
  • Watch_Dogs 2
  • World of Warplanes
  • XCOM 2

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