As noted by XDA Developers, the next version of Android could resume the operation of Messenger chat bubbles for all instant messaging services installed on a phone.
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Anyone who has left the world of iOS to cross the barrier and embrace the world of Android has made the point: the Messenger application does not interact in the same way. On an iPhone, a small alert appears at the icon, synonymous with a new message. On an Android smartphone, a conversation bubble a bit more intrusive pop on your screen. Then click on it to open the conversation over your active application.
Bubbles for all messenger services
In the idea, Android 10 Q, the next version of Google's mobile operating system unveiled on March 14, could use this principle for other instant messaging services. This is certainly what XDA-Developers suggests after discovering the presence of such a feature in the beta number one of the OS. For example, the American media had fun applying it on Telegram secure messaging.
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Like Messenger, the famous bubble is movable anywhere. When multiple people send you a message on separate threads, bubbles accumulate and overlap. A blue dot also appears as a notification. By clicking on the bubble, the user would then have the choice to answer directly or to mark as read (see photo illustration).
For what interest?
If the Telegram app was used as an example, other similar apps could benefit, like Discord and Slack, prevalent in the gamers' world and the professional world. The advantage is that the user no longer has to enter the application if he wants to respond with a brief and concise message. Viewing messages directly from a bubble would also save time. To see if Google will concretize this project.
To enable it on the Android 10 Q beta, enter the following ABD commands: adb shell settings put secure experiment_enable_bubbles 1adb shell settings put secure experiment_autobubble_all 1
To disable it, enter the following ABD commands: adb shell settings delete secure experiment_enable_bubblesadb shell settings delete secure experiment_autobubble_all
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