Android split-screen was a feature long been marketed as a Samsung-exclusive trait, available on high-end devices exclusively. Well not anymore. With the launch of Android Nougat, Google managed to tone down Samsung’s supremacy by implementing a native split-screen mode.
The feature turned up to be so intuitive and flexible that many tech enthusiasts are saying it’s way better than Samsung’s version.
We won’t designate a winner since this post is made as a guide, rather than a review, but the fact that Android has a native way to split screen mode is good for the whole Android community. You should be able to use split-screen mode on any Android device, as long as it runs Android 7.0 (Nougat) or above.
Follow our quick guide down below to see how to use Split-Screen Mode on Android Nougat.
How to Use Split-Screen Mode in Android Nougat
1. To launch split-screen mode, you first need to have one app already opened. Once you got that going, touch and hold the Intent Button located in the bottom-right section of the screen. It is the “recent apps” button.
2. You’ll notice that Android will split your screen between a half that will feature the app you started and another half that will feature a list of apps that you currently have open. Choose one from the list.
Note: Keep in mind that not all apps support split-screen mode.
3. Drag the slider in the middle of the screen to increase or decrease the amount of screen allocated to each app.
4. Keep in mind that you can use split screen in both Portrait and Landscape mode.
5. To exit split-screen mode, touch and hold on the Intent Button once again. The screen will go back to normal mode.