How to Use Apps in Split Screen on Android P

Google announced Android P Beta on stage at Google I/O today, and the next flavor of the company’s mobile operating system looks pretty spectacular. Reintroduced with Android 7.0 Nougat, Split screen apps is a great feature used by the majority of users. However, with Android P, Google changed the general method of running 2 apps simultaneously in split screen mode. And if your phone is running Android P, I’m sure you’ve noticed that too. If you’re someone who likes to use apps in split-screen mode, read on as we show you how to run apps in split-screen on Android P:

Using Apps in Split Screen on Android P

note: I tested the following method on my Google Pixel 2 XL running Android P Developer Preview 2. The method should remain the same for all other devices running Android P Developer Preview 2.

1. First of all, swipe up from the pill icon (in motion navigation) or tap the recent apps icon (in the standard navigation bar) To enter the multitasking view

2nd row, Tap the App Icon you want to use in split screen. For example, I will use Chrome in split screen mode. When you tap the app icon, a new list of options will appear. From here, “Split screen“.

3. Now, tap the other app you want to use in split screen. For example, I will now use Gmail. So I have to touch the application window of Gmail.

Other Application

4. And that’s it. Both apps will now be in Split screen mode.

Apps in split screen

SEE ALSO: How to Use Gesture Navigation on Android P

Easily Run Apps in Split Screen on Android P

Unlike the previous method of dragging an app from the last screen to the top of your screen, with Android P you get a simpler menu to open apps in split screen. Although I personally prefer the previous method, we have different views on this issue in our office. But what about you? Do you like the new split screen option introduced with Android P? Let us know in the comments below.

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