How to Run Same Apps in Split Screen on Android Nougat (No Root)

The multi-window or split-screen multitasking that we have been waiting for for a long time was introduced with some very amazing features by Android 7.0 Nougat. The ability to run two programmes simultaneously makes multitasking a breeze. Although the feature and a nice Alt+Tab-like feature have been well implemented, you cannot utilise the same app in two different windows.

We don’t understand why Google did not include this, given that it may be quite useful in some circumstances. When you wish to chat with numerous individuals on WhatsApp at once, for instance, you can use the split screen mode. Thankfully, Nougat allows you to use the same apps in split screen mode without needing root access. Here is how to accomplish it without further ado:

1. First, get Parallel Windows for Nougat from the Play Store and instal it. The programme includes a sidebar that allows you to run one app in many windows by mirroring other apps. It should be quite evident that it is currently only compatible with Android 7.0 Nougat-based devices.

2. A warning indicating the app’s experimental nature will be displayed when you first use it. Simply select the I have read and understand checkbox before tapping Continue.

3. After that, you must enable accessibility and provide the app permission to draw over other apps. You may also choose the sidebar’s size here.

4. Next, you should see an aside bar on the right edge with options to launch the app drawer, activate split screen mode, and select Mirror Apps to run one programme in split screen mode alongside another.

5. Just launch an app or touch the Recents/Multitasking button after that. To choose an app to mirror, simply slide in from the right edge to open the sidebar and select option three. Simply choose the app, and two split-screen windows of the app should appear.

That’s all there is to using the same app in two different windows with Nougat. We tested the app, and messaging apps like WhatsApp and Allo operate without a problem. However, keep in mind that not all apps mirror correctly, and certain apps are still not supported in split screen mode. But it is possible to compel apps to run in split-screen mode. Go to Settings->Developer Options, go to the bottom, and activate “Force activities to be resizable” to do it.

Remindingly, you may activate Developer Options by selecting Settings->About Phone and seven times touching the Build Number.

SEE ALSO: Android Nougat: How to Enable Freeform Multi-Window Mode

Use two windows of the same app in split screen mode

That was very simple, wasn’t it? While the Parallel Windows for Nougat app does allow for split-screen multitasking with two windows of the same programme, the user experience isn’t the best given that the app is still in its Alpha stage. Hopefully the developer can quickly update the software to improve the user experience. In the meanwhile, you can use this way to run the same programme in two windows while we hope Google includes the functionality in a future release.

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