Google Chrome is adding support for moving tabs to secondary displays

an attempt to form multitasking easier on smartphones with a secondary display, the Google Chrome team is functioning on a replacement feature which will allow users to open different tabs in each display. While Google Chrome does include support for phones with a secondary display, it currently only allows users to expand one Chrome tab across both displays. With the new feature, users with devices just like the LG V60 ThinQ or the ZTE Axon M are going to be ready to open two Chrome tabs side-by-side on each display.


As per a recent report from 9to5Google, a replacement code change uploaded to Chromium’s Gerrit ASCII text file management reveals that developers have already started performing on the new feature, which builds upon work started back in 2018 for early dual-screen phones just like the ZTE Axon M. As per the code change description, the feature will allow users to utilize the second display to open a separate tab, possibly using Chrome’s “Move to other window” option. On top of that, Google is additionally adding new protections in situ to assist users merge the 2 sets of tabs back together when the second display is turned off.

The feature is currently being tested and is gated behind the flag chrome://flags#android-multiple-display and its description states, “When enabled, tabs are often moved to the secondary display.” As of now, the feature is in its early stages of development and it’s quite likely that Google will make significant changes to the flag before it goes survive a supported device. It’s also worth noting that Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Duo also will enjoy this new feature. And since the corporate has already released a preview SDK for creating dual-screen Android apps, it’s quite possible that it’s going to help Google in its efforts to feature multiple display support in Chrome.


Source : Chromium Gerrit