LPT: On Android 7.0(Nougat) or above, you can simply drag & drop data between apps in multi-window mode.

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While in multi-window mode, simply long-press an object (text or image) in one app and drag it to the other.

[**Example (copying text)**](https://i.imgur.com/l4CekmE.png)

This is very helpful when you don't want to tediously keep switching between two apps for copy-pasting data.

Note:

1. Copying image may/may not work depending on the apps.

2. Long tap & drag won't work if the app has some predefined action for long tap (for example, links in browsers)

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24 Comments on "LPT: On Android 7.0(Nougat) or above, you can simply drag & drop data between apps in multi-window mode."

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maluman
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This…is literally one of the few **actual** protips. It’s crazy no one has noticed this till now.

andyytan
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Not Android 7.0 feature per se, but last week I found out you can drag files in Solid Explorer in 2-pane mode. That’s just super *cool*.

Exodus92YT
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TIL

kvothe5688
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I call myself a power user. And I didn’t know this. Thanx for posting.

Sparklingcobweb
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Definitely need a stylus now.

lars5
Guest

Whaaaat. I never even thought to try it to see if it worked.

ps1pfearfan
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I still can’t get the hang of the Samsung multi window.

Thapapratyush
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Your imgur link isn’t working for some reason 🙂

TrollingMcDerps
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Not sure if its the same, but the file manager on my V30+ has a multi-window button which opens two instances of the file manager and instructs you to drag and drop files inbetween both windows to copy/move files.

JamesR624
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TL;DR It doesn’t work whenever the keyboard is open, making it completely useless for 99.9% of situations you’d need it.

formerfatboys
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You know what works more efficiently?

CTRL+X,C,V Swype gestures on the Swype keyboard for cut, copy and paste. It’s incredible. Every keyboard should have it.

dingo_bat
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Used to work on KitKat in Samsung.

dinosaur_friend
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This is extremely useful and makes tablets more productive for work and school. I sure as hell wish I knew this back when I was using my tablet to take notes during college. Thank you, OP. I wish Google was upfront about stuff like this.

yourSAS
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Though this tip may seem obvious to many r/Android enthusiasts, just thought it might help even a few folks who didn’t know this already.

Edit: Forgot to mention, place the cursor at right position before you move the text between apps.

Kaushiknadig
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I did not know this! Wow! 😀 Thanks 😀

marshmalllow
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Thanks!! Doesn’t work with keep though

mvfsullivan
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So my conclusion is that this works exactly 0.1% of the time.

occamsdagger
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What. The. Fuck.

Mr2_Wei
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Had this since 4.4 KitKat on Samsung tho

Superyoshers9
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This also woke with dragging and dropping images too! At least when using the samung gallery app. And it also works with pop up windows on Samsung phones.

MarkTwain25565
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Whoa really? I can’t believe I never knew about this. Thanks!

Metalnakls
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I found it useful only in default Files app

RobinHades
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If it was Apple, they would have marketed the shit out this feature.

Arden144
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Sadly this is one thing that IOS does excellently but Google can’t get every app to support it so it’s half baked on Android

So glad to see you sticking around!

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