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Google showcases TikTok’s landscape mode on Android tablets


Last updated: January 16th, 2023 at 06:20 UTC+01:00

Over the past year or so, Google has been releasing tablet-optimized UI for several apps. Moreover, the company has also been promoting third-party apps that have introduced a tablet-optimized UI. The latest app to be promoted by Google is TikTok, which recently introduced a landscape mode for tablets.

As spotted by 9To5Google, the Play Store is highlighting TikTok’s landscape mode for tablets on the banner. It mentions “Flip your tablet for TikTok,” but it also works on foldable smartphones like the Galaxy Z Fold 4.  The video takes up more than half of the screen, while the comments section is on the right. The comments section can be minimized by clicking the right-pointing arrow mark.

Actions for TikTok videos are overlaid on the right side of the video, while the tabs for Following and For You appear floating on the top of the video. This new mode has a navigation rail on the left side of the screen, featuring four tabs: Home, Friends, Inbox, and Profile. However, you should note that it was Samsung that partnered with TikTok to develop this mode, and it first debuted on the Galaxy Z Fold series.

Google has released tablet-optimized versions of several of its apps, including Google Discover, Google Keep, Google One, and YouTube. More third-party app developers are expected to bring newer designs for their apps to better use the big screen on foldable phones and tablets.

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