As pointed out by 9to5Google, Gmail for iOS app has just be updated to support the much-awaited Split View multitasking support on iPad. Google has officially announced the support today with the new feature being rolled out to all users worldwide via Gmail for iOS version 6.0.200531.
Here’s what Google says in its “Multitasking with Gmail” announcement:
“When using an iPad, you’re now able to multitask with Gmail and other iOS applications. You can use Gmail and Google Calendar at the same time with Split View to check your schedule before replying to an email to confirm a meeting time. Or, you can easily drag and drop pictures from Google Photos into an email without leaving Gmail.”
To take advantage of Split View in Gmail on iPadOS, make sure you enable the system-level “Allow Multiple Apps” preference by going to Settings > Home Screen & Dock > Multitasking.
Once enabled, you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen when Gmail is active to open the Dock and drag another app on the screen. Users can also take advantage of keyboard shortcuts for “even more efficiency as you multitask,” notes Google.