Google Chrome finally supports multiple windows on iPad

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Chrome for iPad got a major update.
Chrome for iPad can finally show two web pages at the same time.
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A fresh update to Google Chrome for iPad lets users open multiple browser windows side-by-side. This long-overdue feature enables tablet users see two web pages simultaneously.

Google also released Gmail and Google Drive Home screen widgets.

Multi-window multitasking in Chrome for iPad

In 2019, iPadOS 13 gained the ability to able to open several “copies” of the same app, each running in its own window. It’s this feature that Chrome for iPad now supports.

To take advantage of it, “tap and hold a link, and then choose ‘Open in new window,’” according to Google. Alternatively, when one Chrome window is open, drag the application’s icon up from the iPadOS Dock to create a second one.

Apple Safari already supports this feature, as do many other iPad apps.

New Home screen widgets too

The newest versions of Gmail and Google Drive each adds a Home screen widget. Widgets are a feature of iOS 14, and give users an easy way to interact with applications without opening them.

The update to Google’s email app promises, “Now, you can easily stay on top of your emails by adding the Gmail widget to your home screen.” And the Google Drive widget lets users search for files, and access recent ones.