The latest update for Gmail for iPad has long-awaited support for Split-view multitaskingThis means that you no longer need to open the full Gmail screen to check or send new emails.
According to Google, the function works with all other iOS apps that support multi-tasking with split view. You need to swipe up at the bottom of the screen to display the Dock, touch and hold another app, and then drag and then drag it to either the left or right side of your screen to open the split view window.
Apple introduced the split screen feature as part of iOS 9 in 2015. However, technology companies have been slow to support this feature, including Adobe with Lightroom and Spotify, which have added support over the past year. Google added split view support for Google Chrome in 2015, and added split view for documents, sheets, slides, and YouTube in 2016. Therefore, it is strange that the widely used email app does not get this function until five years later.