Document.exitPictureInPicture()

The Document method exitPictureInPicture() requests that a video contained in this document, which is currently floating, be taken out of picture-in-picture mode, restoring the previous state of the screen. This usually reverses the effects of a previous call to HTMLVideoElement.requestPictureInPicture().

Syntax

exitPictureInPicture()

Parameters

None.

Return value

A Promise, which is resolved once the user agent has finished exiting picture-in-picture mode. If an error occurs while attempting to exit fullscreen mode, the catch() handler for the promise is called.

Examples

This example causes the current document to exit picture-in-picture mode whenever the mouse button is clicked within it.

document.onclick = (event) => {
  if (document.pictureInPictureElement) {
    document.exitPictureInPicture()
      .then(() => console.log("Document Exited from Picture-in-Picture mode"))
      .catch((err) => console.error(err))
  } else {
    video.requestPictureInPicture();
  }
}

Note that if you want to track which video on your page is currently playing in picture-in-picture mode, you should listen to the enterpictureinpicture and exitpictureinpicture events on the HTMLVideoElement element(s) in question. Alternatively, you can check whether Document.pictureInPictureElement refers to the current HTMLVideoElement element.

Specifications

Specification
Picture-in-Picture
# ref-for-dom-document-exitpictureinpicture

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See also