Android 7 comes with a neat little split view that allows you to pin two apps side by side. The two apps that are pinned can be used simply by tapping them making multitasking on an Android device very easy. Tablet users might get more out of the feature since they have a larger screen to work with. The feature is awesome and Chrome is built to take even more advantage of it. You can pin any two Chrome tabs side by side and switch between them like they were two separate apps. Here’s how.
To pin two Chrome tabs side by side;
Step 1. Open Chrome. It doesn’t matter if your phone is in portrait or landscape view.
Step 2. Tap and hold the recent apps button. You will enter split view.
Step 3. Tap the more button in Chrome and select the ‘Move to other window’ option.
Step 4. The tab will be moved to the other half of your screen.
You need not have any recent apps available in the recent apps menu. The recent apps button is pressed simply to enter split view. With Chrome tabs now appearing side by side, you effectively have two different Chrome windows open on your phone.
From either of the two windows, you can open more tabs and you can send any tab from one side of the screen to the other. To do so, tap the more button again and select ‘Move to other window’. You’re free to move tabs between the two windows. From both windows you can access Chrome’s settings, bookmarks, history and more. If you want, you can open an incognito tab and a regular tab and pin them side by side.
The awesome thing is, this isn’t something only a system app like Chrome can do. Perhaps apps like MS Word will soon update with a split view to take advantage of the new feature allowing you to view two documents side by side.