Social media & communication
Enable users to create, share, and interact more easily, more naturally, more productively.
Frame discussions in a larger context—include more conversations, more opinions, more ideas. Large screens give users more work space to create, to multitask, to drag and drop content between applications and share it with the world.
Display a list of conversations side by side with conversation details to make keeping up with all the latest messages no problem. Users can scan the list, then simply select a conversation to see what all the talk is about.
Create a compilation of videos that users can browse and select, play and pause, all on the same screen.
Keep content creation tools close at hand with a supporting pane layout. Enable content creators to adjust settings, access color palettes, apply effects, and see the changes instantly.
Display comments and posts in a supporting pane for context, color, and connection without missing a mention or meme.
Create a collage of posts in a flexible grid format. Use size and position to create groups or draw attention to prominent posts.
Distinctive features and capabilities not possible on small screen devices.
Take advantage of the dynamic screen postures that only foldable devices can provide to create hands-free video calling, camera, and media playback experiences.
Drag and drop
Make content sharing simple with spacious layouts that enable natural, fumble-free drag-and-drop interactions within apps and, in multi-window mode, between apps.
Display picture-in-picture videos or video calls in the ample space of large screen layouts. Provide a productive, pleasurable user experience with plenty of room for viewing and doing at the same time.
It’s like two devices in one. Double device usability with side-by-side apps in multi-window or multi-instance scenarios. Enable users to research while writing, search while chatting, schedule while video calling.
“People use large screen devices to boost productivity, which is why adding support for features like drag and drop is key to our users’ experience.”
Developer at Meta
Google Duo sees increased engagement and improved ratings by optimizing for larger screens
With the surge in stay-at-home activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Google Duo team saw a significant increase in people using the app to stay connected with friends and family, school and work. The team took the opportunity to improve the user experience by optimizing the app layout on tablets and creating a tabletop layout on foldables for hands-free video calling.
Build better with Android
Showcase your app on the big screen. Make movies and music easier to browse, preview, and play. Engage users in an immersive, lean-back media experience.
Increase user productivity with multitasking and drag and drop on expansive large screens. Show more tools, controls, history, comments, more of everything users need to be productive.