Take up Android N’s Split Screen mode with two Chrome windows

Android developers are starting to get what we want to do on our tablets — read a whole bunch of stuff at once. And in the latest Developer Preview, we can definitely do that on Chrome.

Taking advantage of the Split Screen feature that got canonized this week, opening up Chrome and looking at the extended context menu will allow you to “Move [a tab] to other window”. You can only move tabs using that menu option, but once you have that new window up, you can add as many tabs as you’d like on that side.

Android handles Chrome in this fashion as two separate instances — which seems unorthodox, but with devices upping the amount of RAM we see these days, it should be no problem — so you can come multitask away and then back to these Chrome tabs and still view it in Split Screen.

Everything’s subject to change up through around October, so let’s hope that this little feature stays around.

Source: Android Police

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