Google Keep just got a major productivity update for foldables

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What you need to know

  • Google Keep gains multi-account support when the app is used in split mode on foldables and large-screen Android devices.
  • The feature follows the multi-instance support that Google rolled out for bigger Android devices last year.
  • The feature is being rolled out with Rapid Release and Scheduled Release domains.

After introducing the ability to create two Google Keep notes side-by-side on large-screen Android devices, the search giant announced another nifty feature for the note-taking app.

People utilizing the Google Keep app on large Android devices like foldable phones can now use multiple accounts side-by-side with the note-taking app. Imagine having two Google accounts and simultaneously having two different Google Keep accounts linked to them, and you might probably use them for different purposes. The new update allows users to view their accounts on a large Android screen and also works around them.

"Having two windows open side-by-side enables better insight into your notes and gives you more ways to work with, display, and organize your content across multiple accounts, " Google notes in its accompanying Workspace post.

The shared gif in the post further demonstrates how easy it is to use multiple accounts on Google Keep when projected in the multi-window mode. Users can change their accounts in the Keep app by hitting their profile picture, similar to changing accounts in the Gmail app or any other Google app.

Google Keep multi-account support

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The new feature is a nifty addition to the previous multi-instance support for Google Keep that rolled out last year for large-screen Android devices. Google says the new productivity update is rolling out to Rapid Release and Scheduled Release domains. It will be available for all Google Workspace customers, Workspace Individual Subscribers, and consumers who use their personal Google accounts.

The new feature comes in handy and goes hand-in-hand with the recent window resize feature, which was spotted in the Google Keep app. The ability to resize windows on the note-taking app has been the most requested feature from users, and it was found testing early last month hidden under a flag. Previously, the ability to resize the window was available for the Google Calendar app.

Vishnu Sarangapurkar
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Vishnu works as a freelance News Writer for Android Central. For the past four years, he's been writing about consumer technology, primarily involving smartphones, laptops, and every other gizmo connected to the Internet. When he is away from keyboard, you can see him going on a long drive or chilling on a couch binge-watching some crime series.