At Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in 2015, the tech giant unveiled the split view multitasking feature of the iPad Air 2 as part of the iOS 9 update. The capability, which lets users work with multiple apps at the same time, has since received numerous updates at least on the iPad. The most recent enhancement to split view for Apple's tablet was introduced as part of the iOS 11 update last year, allowing users to place apps in slide-over and split view on the left side of the screen.
The multitasking functionality now seems to have been extended to the Microsoft Edge beta for iOS on the iPad as part of a new update which bumps up the version number to 42.2.0. The update means users can now use the split view feature in the browser to view two websites simultaneously when using an iPad in landscape mode.
In addition to split view support, the update introduces a few other improvements to the beta version of Edge for iOS. Here's what has changed with the update:
- Add or edit top sites on the new tab page
- Sync progress indicator for favorites and reading list
- See organization-managed favorites and internal web apps on Intune-managed work and school accounts
- Fixed an issue where some Bing.com users were not getting rewards for using Edge
- A better book reading experience including ability to see/add bookmarks and to change text spacing
- Performance improvements
The update is available only to iPad users who use the beta version of Edge via the Testflight app, while mainstream users are expected to receive the update in the near future.
Via: On MSFT