A year after the official launch of iPad OS 13, Google has finally introduced support for multi-window features for the iPad version of Chrome. The feature is currently available for TestFlight users and is expected to be pushed to all users in a few weeks. In addition to displaying both windows and resizing, iPad Chrome will also allow drag-and-drop content between programs.
Google is known to have been slow to update software on Apple’s platform. Gmail, for example, has dragged on in its dark mode for almost half a year, not to mention the iOS YouTube app, which has so far not supported picture-in-picture.
While Chrome has welcomed support for default browsers and dark modes earlier than other Google iOS apps, multi-window support for iPadOS has been belated.
Fortunately, in the latest Chrome Beta channel, TestFlight users have been available to experience new features, including multiple windows, such as password checking to improve the safe browsing experience, full web screenshots, and improved file app support.
To experience multiple Chrome browser windows on your iPad, tap and hold the link, and then select Open in a new window. To intercept an entire page, select Whole Page at the top after the screenshot.
As for setting up a summary of the new Security Check feature, it helps users know if the latest version of Chrome has been used, whether Safe Browsing is enabled, or if the password has been compromised.
Also, when you open a file directly in Chrome, click the Open By button to see more options for saving or interacting with files.
Curiously, Google hasn’t modified the menu style in Chrome to match iPad OS 13 or later.