Split-screen multitasking has been available on Android phones for many years, allowing you to run two applications on the screen at the same time. This feature usually divides the screen into two halves, with an application occupying each half of the display (as shown above).
However, we want to know how often people actually use this feature-if they do use it. We asked this question last week and this is how you vote.
How often do you use split view for multitasking?
After the poll was released on August 20, it received more than 5,000 votes, which provides us with a huge sample size. It turns out that the biggest choice is “I have never used it”, and nearly 28% of respondents voted in this way. Some reader comments indicate that activating this feature is not entirely simple, or that pop-up windows are a better choice in some cases.
Otherwise, the distribution among the remaining options seems to be relatively even. Less than 13% of readers said they use split view multitasking every day, 15% said they use it every week, and 17% said they use this feature once or twice a month. Finally, 14% of people said they use this feature every few months, and 14% of respondents said they use it once a year.
Readers have noticed that split-view multitasking works well when using chat applications, watching videos, or for productivity-related reasons.
- Sebastian: Get a 21:9 monitor and try it out. Really great function.
- Kosai area: I completely forgot that I had this. To be honest, using two applications at the same time is very confusing, not to mention how small each side has become.
- Silverio Vicente II: I have been using it for watching Twitch and different chat apps for emoticons. For Google Maps with music apps, YouTube and Twitter or other social media apps. Use the chrome app to browse Reddit, or use Twitch to load Twitch clips. Inconsistent with Chrome to open the link. I should note that this is my Z Fold 2. My non-folding phone has fewer use cases, only Twitch with Chat and Reddit with Twitch, YouTube and social media apps/messaging.
- Harry Flores: The problem with this feature is that it is not in front of you.You have to look for it
- Luka Fufaguan: I use it to play retro games. One for the simulator and one screen for the exercise. Amazing features in my opinion.
- Matteidona: Last year I worked part-time as a postman, and used my bicycle to transport letters and small packages long distances in rural areas (I travel 20-35 kilometers a day). Split screen helped me a lot at the time, and I use it every day. Keeping in mind that everything takes longer than I am working there, so I put my phone on the bike holder, half of the screen has a graph of all the addresses I sent to, and the other half is a map.
- Evie: I am used to it a lot, but not because picture-in-picture has become a thing.
- Walter Kowalski: I kind of forgot about this feature, but it’s easier to save the option of multitasking virtual keys through the “Hey Google” command
- Miller 1959: If I remember how to activate it, I will use it more!
Thank you for voting and commenting in our poll. Do you think the split view multitasking needs adjustment or does it work as it is? Let us know below!