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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maluman
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maluman

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

andyytan
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andyytan

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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Exodus92YT

TIL

kvothe5688
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kvothe5688

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

Sparklingcobweb
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Sparklingcobweb

Definitely need a stylus now.

lars5
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lars5

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

ps1pfearfan
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ps1pfearfan

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

Thapapratyush
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Thapapratyush

Your imgur link isn’t working for some reason 🙂

TrollingMcDerps
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TrollingMcDerps

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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JamesR624

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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formerfatboys

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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dingo_bat

Used to work on KitKat in Samsung.

dinosaur_friend
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dinosaur_friend

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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yourSAS

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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Kaushiknadig

I did not know this! Wow! 😀 Thanks 😀

marshmalllow
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marshmalllow

Thanks!! Doesn’t work with keep though

mvfsullivan
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mvfsullivan

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

occamsdagger
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occamsdagger

What. The. Fuck.

Mr2_Wei
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Mr2_Wei

Had this since 4.4 KitKat on Samsung tho

Superyoshers9
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Superyoshers9

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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MarkTwain25565

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

Metalnakls
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Metalnakls

I found it useful only in default Files app

RobinHades
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RobinHades

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

Arden144
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Arden144

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