How to Split Screen on Chromebook

Hey there, fellow Chromebook user! Do you ever find yourself wishing you could work on two things at once on your machine? Well, the good news is that you can! Split-screen functionality is available on Chromebooks, and it’s easier than you may think. In this article, we’ll go over step-by-step instructions on how to split screen on Chromebook.

Step 1: Open Up the Two Windows You Want to Work With

Before you can split-screen, you need to have the two windows you want to work with open. This could be two different tabs in Chrome, a tab in Chrome and a Google Doc, or any other combination of windows. Once you have them open, you’re ready to move on to the next step.

Step 2: Click and Hold the Maximize Button on One of the Windows

On the top right corner of each window, there’s a button that lets you maximize it to fill the screen. To split-screen, you need to click and hold that button on one of the windows.

Step 3: Drag the Window to the Left or Right Side of the Screen

While still holding down the button, drag the window to either the left or right side of the screen. You should see it snap into place, taking up exactly half of the screen.

Step 4: Release the Button

Once your window is in the right position, release the button. The window will now take up half the screen, leaving the other half free for your second window.

Step 5: Choose the Second Window

Now that you have half your screen dedicated to your first window, you need to choose the second window you want to work with. Click on the other window to bring it to the forefront.

Step 6: Maximize the Second Window

Once you have the second window open, maximize it by clicking the maximize button in the top right corner.

Step 7: Drag the Second Window to the Other Half of the Screen

Click and hold the maximize button on the second window, just like you did with the first. This time, drag it to the other side of the screen. It will snap into place next to the first window, and now you’ve successfully split-screened!

Step 8: Adjust the Size of Each Window

If you want to adjust the size of each window, you can do so by clicking and holding the line between them. Drag it left or right to make one window bigger and the other smaller.

Step 9: Exit Split-Screen Mode

When you’re done working in split-screen mode, you can exit it by clicking and holding the maximize button on either window. Then, just drag it back to its original position and release the button.

Step 10: Enjoy Your Split-Screened Productivity

Congratulations! You now know how to split-screen on your Chromebook. This feature can come in handy when you want to work on two things at once, especially if they’re related. Whether you’re doing research for a paper or comparing products on different websites, split-screen mode can help you get it done faster.


– You can also use the keyboard shortcut Alt + ] to snap a window to the right side of the screen and Alt + [ to snap it to the left side. – If you have a touchscreen Chromebook, you can split-screen by dragging one window to the top of the screen and the other to the bottom.

In Conclusion

Split-screening on your Chromebook is an easy way to boost your productivity. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily split your screen and work on two things at once. So next time you’re trying to multitask, give split-screen mode a try! Thanks for reading, and see you in the next article!