Mobility

How to use the new Split Screen mode in Android Nougat

If you're an Android power user, you'll be glad to know that the developers have finally nailed split screen. Jack Wallen shows you how to make use of this feature found in Android Nougat.

The latest iteration of Android has been available for some time and users are finally getting it. Android Nougat offers a number of really handy features, but none so handy as split screen mode. With this new ability you can work with two apps open simultaneously, so multitasking is not only possible, it's easy.

Let me show you how to work with split screen mode.

With an Android app open, long press the Intents button (otherwise called the "Recent Apps" button) and then scroll through until you find the app you want to use). All you have to do is tap the app you want to add to the screen and you're good to go; both apps will be displayed on the screen.

When you're done with the second app, all you have to do is long press the divider bar and slide it downward until it disappears.

That's all there is to it. Android can now handle multitasking reliably, so you can work efficiently.

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About Jack Wallen

Jack Wallen is an award-winning writer for TechRepublic and Linux.com. He’s an avid promoter of open source and the voice of The Android Expert. For more news about Jack Wallen, visit his website jackwallen.com.

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