How To Keep Google Chrome On Top

If you often find yourself multitasking while using your computer, you may have encountered instances where you needed to keep a certain window on top of all other windows. This is particularly common for individuals who are streaming a video, attending a webinar, or engaged in a video call on Google Chrome.

What does “Keeping Google Chrome on Top” Mean?

When we say “keep Google Chrome on top,” we’re referring to the ability to make the Google Chrome browser window to always stay in front of all other windows. This is also known as “Always on Top” function. This means, when you switch to another window, Google Chrome does not get minimized or pushed to the back.

How to Implement “Always on Top” Feature for Google Chrome?

Unfortunately, Google Chrome does not have a built-in feature for the “Always on Top” functionality. However, do not worry! You can still achieve this using third-party applications or extensions.

For Windows Users

If you’re a Windows user, you can use a third-party tool called DeskPins. DeskPins allows you to pin any window on top with just a simple click.

  1. Download and install DeskPins from their official website.
  2. Run the application and you will see a pin icon in your system tray.
  3. Click on this pin icon and your cursor will then change into a pin.
  4. Go to your Google Chrome window and click anywhere. This should pin your Google Chrome window on top of all other windows.

Remember, to unpin the window, you can simply right-click the title bar and select ‘Remove pin’.

For Mac Users

Mac users can use a tool called Afloat to achieve the same purpose. However, this requires you to have administrator access on your Mac.

  1. Download and install Afloat from its official website.
  2. Run the tool and navigate to the window you want to keep on top.
  3. Click on ‘Window’ in the menu bar and select ‘Keep Afloat’.

Using Google Chrome Extension

If you do not want to download any third-party tools, you can use a Google Chrome extension called Picture-in-Picture (PiP) Extension.

  1. Download and install the PiP Extension from Google Chrome Web Store.
  2. Click on the extension icon in your toolbar and select ‘Always on Top’.


Whether you are a Windows or a Mac user, there are several ways to keep Google Chrome on top! Although there is no built-in feature in Google Chrome for this, third-party tools and extensions make this task possible and easy. So, enjoy your multitasking with Google Chrome staying right on top!