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Use Multi Window on Your Galaxy S8 & S8+

When you've got a lot going on, your S8 and S8+ make life a little easier. Bounce back and forth between apps seamlessly when you use Multi Window. You can switch between apps, adjust the size of the display on the screen, and copy information from one app to the other.

The available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Use Multi Window

You're playing a game and an important message comes in from your boss. No sweat, just use Multi Window to send a reply without jeopardizing your high score. Read on to learn more.

  1. To access the Recent apps page, touch Recent, and then touch Multi window to launch an app in split screen view.

  2. To launch an app in split screen view, touch Multi window on the title bar.

  3. To open another app on a split screen, touch the second app from RECENTS or MORE APPS. For this example, touch MORE APPS.

  4. Touch the second app you want to open in split screen view. For this example, touch Chrome.

  5. To open the Multi window controller, touch Window controls. For more information, view the section below.

Window Controls

Read that new blog while you play your favorite jams. It's a cinch with Multi Window. Here’s how to navigate the controls:

    A. Snap window: Snap the selected window to the half of the screen it occupies.

    B. Switch windows: Switch locations between Multi window apps.

    C. Open in pop-up window: Open the selected app in pop-up window. 

    D. Close app: Close the selected app.

Exit Multi Window

When you've had enough multitasking for a while, exit Multi Window. See ya later!

To exit Multi window, you just need to touch the Window control on the dividing line between apps, and then touch X to close.

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