How to Use Two Chrome Tabs in Split Screen Mode with Android Nougat

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 30 Sep 2016

A split-screen mode is one of the best features to arrive with Android Nougat. But what you may have overlooked is that you can also split two Chrome tabs up. So just like on your phone, you can look at two websites simultaneously for cross-referencing articles or general multitasking. Here’s how to make it happen.

Do the Splits

First, open Chrome. Then, just like you would when using a split screen with two different apps. You’ll start by long pressing the Recent square button.

Send Chrome to one window in order to get the ball rolling.

You’ll see any previously used apps on the other screen, or it will be empty, just as in our example. On Chrome, you want to touch the overflow button with three vertical dots and select Move to other windows.

It may seem a little counterintuitive, but you’ll select Move to other window as the next step.

Now, you’ll see the following blank tab page. Touch the + button to launch a new Chrome tab.

Get going with a new Chrome tab.

You’ll see the Chrome start page. Start typing in the search bar, and the familiar Chrome autosuggest will work. Just like with a split screen between two apps. You can tap-hold the bar in the middle to make one side larger or smaller.

Now you can get to surfing in a new Chrome tab.

You can now view and use both Chrome windows simultaneously. Tap hold the Recent key to return to full screen. The tab on the top will fill the whole screen. It may also be on the left or right, depending on whether you rotate your device.

You can keep going with split screen mode or return to a full-screen Chrome session.

While this is ideal for larger screens, the feature works on Android Nougat devices. Each Chrome window also has access to the same range of Chrome features. Including opening new tabs or switching between previous ones.