How to Use Multi-Window View in Android 7 Nougat

Multi-Window View
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Multi-Window View New Feature in Android Nougat 7.0

Multi-Window View is said to be the most noticeable new feature in Android Nougat 7.0 which is also known to be split-view multi tasking which tends to be a long-overdue addition to its operating system. Found only in customized Android casings like Samsung TouchWiz, this feature tends to permit the user to view two apps simultaneously and is great when one wants social media or email inbox visible at the time of browsing the web or editing images.


However Multi-Window View is not just easy to figure the working of the same.  The steps given below could provide some guidance to the user in selecting a second app to place them side by side with the one already in use and how to opt for an app not shown in the app switcher. The following would be helpful in using Multi-Window views in Android Nougat 7.0:

  1. When in an app, you could hold down on the Recent App button
  2. Select an app from the recent apps and if the app needed does not appear in that view, you could tap Home button. Since all apps do not tend to support Multi-Window View mode, you will receive a warning if that is the situation for apps one may select.
  3. You could tap a second app

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Parallel Windows

You have now set up a split-view.  Now drag the dividing line left and right to resize and tap Home to locate a new secondary app from the home screen, tapping the Split Screen button towards the bottom right area in order to select a recently used app. With Android 7.0 Nougat we have multi-window views on the platform though it comprises of the same asterisk which is in other split-screen capabilities and one cannot use the same program side by side of the screen.

However, there seems to be an app that can fix the same. For Nougat, Parallel Windows enables the user to view the same app on both sides of the screen, a thoughtful upgrade for users carrying numerous chats in Hangouts, or desiring to view various tables simultaneously in Hangouts.It is not known why this feature had not been built in Android.

Does not Work with Chrome Browser on Pixel C

Presently the app is in its primary version and would not operate with all the other apps.  It did not seem to work with Chrome browser on Pixel C though it did work in Hangouts.  The following would provide insight on how to use mirrored split-screen for apps in Nougat:

  1. For Nougat, install Parallel Windows and open the app
  2. Check the box near `I have read and understood’ and tap `Continue
  3. Turn on the switch near Enable Accessibility Service
  4. Open Settings
  5. Tap Accessibility, under System
  6. Tap Parallel Windows for Nougat, under Services
  7. Turn the `Off’ switch to `On’ position
  8. Tap `OK’
  9. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen while utilising an app one would want to mirror
  10. Select the bottom button
  11. Tap on the app and the app would be mirrored now.


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