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How to Set Up a Picture in Picture scene in OBS

Set up picture-in-picture when you want viewers to see a floating window on top of a video, for example:

  • The host is shown in the full screen, and the guest is shown as the picture-in-picture.

  • A recording is shown in full screen, and the host is the picture-in-picture.

    Here's what it might look like:

How to Set Up Picture-in-Picture

  1. Open OBS

  2. Select an existing scene or create a new scene. To create a scene, see the support article "How to create an OBS Scene"

  3. Under Sources, add a source for the full-screen view by selecting the "+", selecting the source type, and configuring the source.

  4. Repeat by creating a second source for a floating window picture-in-picture.

  5. Select the full-screen source and resize and center till the video size is centered on the Reactive Embed.

  6. Select the picture-in-picture source and resize and position the video to the desired the size and position for the picture in the picture.

  7. You now have a scene with picture-in-picture.

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