Microsoft edge browser is gaining a lot of traction lately. As it competes for the top spot in the browser war, Edge gets stuffed with new features and updates that make the browser more user-friendly which in turn enhances productivity. Recently, new features were announced for the Edge browser.

One of those feature is having the split screen tabs. This feature is useful for multitasking. You can open up two tabs side by side, one tab having a news article from Geekbits where you catch up on the latest headlines while the other tab has your social media open.

This is just one example of how you can use the split screen tabs on the Edge Browser to conveniently switch between different sites. If this is something that interests you, this article shows you how you can enable the split screen tabs on Edge. Let's dive into it.

Enabling Split Screen Tabs on Edge Browser

This feature is still not available for the masses by default. Until it is rolled out to the mainstream and out of the experimental stage, follow the steps below to enable the split Screen tabs on Edge.

  • Make sure you are on the latest version of Microsoft edge. You can check this by clicking on the three dots at the top right corner of the browser an choose settings from the drop down.

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    Under settings, Go to about Microsoft Edge and confirm that the browser is up to date.

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  • Once your browser is up to date, the next step is to head to the search bar and type in the following url.


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  • Press Enter to head to the experimental flags page. On this page, search for split as shown below.

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    You should see the Microsoft Edge Split Screen feature.

  • Notice the dropdown has the feature set to default. We have to set it to enabled for the split screen feature to work.

    To do this, Click on the dropdown to display more options and select Enable .

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  • Restart the Edge Browser for the changes to take effect.

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Using the Split Screen tabs on Edge.

Once the feature is enabled, you should see the Split screen icon besides the search bar.

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Open two sites that you need then click on the split screen icon.

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Notice that the split screens are now open, one is on emails tab and the other tab has the other sites that are open. if you have 5 sites open, they will show up here. Click on the site you need open on that tab and that is it. Here is an example of the whole thing in action.

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You can now check your emails while learning something new on Geekbits.

Summing Up

As seen above, the split screen feature will come in very handy if you need to cross check some information from one site with another. You can use this feature to multitask which will enhance your performance. If you found this article helpful feel free to share it and subscribe to Geekbits.

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