Google has recently released a new API for the messaging app that will let the users enable floating feature on the app. We have seen the floating chats and messages on Facebook’s Messenger app with the feature called Chat-Heads. Now, Google is making the same floating messages to its Messages app with the next major Android update i.e. Android 10.
The new floating messages features was first spotted by the team at XDA-Developers. They were able to manually enable this new floating messages feature on their existing device running on the latest Android 10 beta builds. The user-interface is exactly the same when you will receive a new message, it will be showed up on your screen.
You can tap on to the floating message to reply or can ignore it right away without leaving your app. Interestingly, you can even drag and place the floating icon anywhere on your phone’s display so that you don’t need to compromise with the screen. You can easily tap and place the message icon anywhere on your screen.
The bubble notification on the Messages app will be seen at the edge of your phone’s screen along with the photo of the sender. It will also show the name of the sender and a preview of the message. You can customize it as per your requirements from the Settings app so there’s nothing to worry about. If you don’t touch the notification, the preview will be gone after a few seconds and you will only see a notification dot on the screen.
You can even dismiss this notification dot from the main home-screen just by tapping and holding it and dragging it towards the X icon. You can remove it just like you remove the app from the home screen. If you don’t want to see the chat bubble on the screen, you are allowed to disable it completely from the Settings menu.
Just head over to the Settings menu and select Messages option. There you will see an option called Show notifications with a toggle button. You need to simply turn off this feature by tapping on to it.
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