Google Chrome for iOS updated; includes Split View multitasking support for iPad and more

Google Chrome for Apple's iPad has now been updated to support multitasking along with the Split View feature as well.


Google Chrome for Apple's iPad has now been updated to support multitasking along with the Split View feature as well. The new update also highlights improved handling for left-to-right languages. The update is now available on the App Store and requires iOS 7.0 or above.

In addition, the new update also includes Slide Over for referencing along with Picture in Picture for minimising videos playing within Chrome to view from other apps including Split View mode. Google Chrome has also added the autofill feature to its iOS app as well.

AbdelKarim Mardini, Product Manager and Multitasker said in a blogpost, "Often on the web, we’re doing a ton of things at once – reading up on an exotic travel location, catching up on social media or booking a hotel. With that in mind, we’re introducing Split View for your iPad (Air 2 or mini 4) to our latest version of Chrome."

In the past, Google had introduced Chrome 44, an update for iOS that offers support for the company’s Physical Web project. This feature allows smart devices to communicate with smartphones, without downloading other apps. Users can now communicate via web technologies using the Chrome widget from the ‘Today view’ on iOS.


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