The last couple of years have given rise to 2-in-1 Chromebooks like the Samsung Chromebook Plus/Pro and the ASUS Flip line. However, using Chrome OS in tablet mode isn't the most seamless experience due to the absence of true multi-tasking while working in multiple windows. Google is looking to improve upon this by introducing the option for split-screen windows in tablet mode.
While using tablet mode as it's presently configured, the window you're actively working in is maximized with no way of resizing it. The only options are to close it out, minimize it, or open an additional window. Given the fact the Android OS has had split-screen multitasking for over a year, it is not very intuitive for the feature to be lacking on a notebook. Google has recognized this and has plans to address the issue.
Chromebook owners on the Chrome OS Developer Channel can enable the feature by selecting the "Split view in Tablet mode" flag at chrome://flags/#enable-tablet-splitview. Pressing the overlay button would make all of your open windows visible, allowing you to move them around different parts of the screen. Windows could then be re-sized as you normally would on Android and Windows 10.
While this is far from an official update for tablet mode on 2-in-1 Chromebooks, the changes are likely part of a larger focus by Google to improve the tablet experience on Chrome OS touchscreens, especially with the rumored "Eve" Chromebook equipped with Google Assistant in the works.
It's worth noting that currently some Android apps don't support snapping but Chrome apps seem to work fine.
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