# \includegraphics not working with multicol package

When using the multicol package, images do not show up. It works when I don't use this package. How can I include images with two columns. I use the following:

\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{multicol}

\begin{multicols}{2}

\begin{figure}
\centering
\includegraphics{image.png}
\end{figure}

\end{multicols}


Package multicol Warning: Floats and marginpars not allowed inside multicols' environment!.

Thus, floats like figure are not allowed, but \includegraphics works fine.
The star forms figure* or table* can be used inside environment multicol`, but the float elements are put outside.