How to Split-Screen Chrome in Android 7 Nougat

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Android 7 Nougat allows you to view two apps at the same time, but that feature doesn't allow the same app to be duplicated on the screen. This is most frustrating for me because there didn't seem to be a way to have two Chrome tabs visible at the same time, a feature that led one developer down a rabbit hole, making a third-party app (currently in beta) that aims to mirror any app in the split-screen view. 

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Luckily, the industrious folks at Greenbot discovered a way to keep two Chrome tabs open at once, and it doesn't require any hacks or trickery. Unfortunately, this trick doesn't seem like something that the Android team intended to make possible, so we suggest you take advantage of it while you can, before it's disabled by an update.

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1. Open Chrome.

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2. Long-press on the Recents [square] button.screenshot 20161004 155439

3. Tap the three-dots button.screenshot 20161004 155627

4. Tap Move to other window.screenshot 20161004 155631

5. Tap the + button to open a new Chrome tab.screenshot 20161004 155640

You've split your screen between two Chrome tabs. Happy browsing!

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Henry T. Casey
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After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.
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