With Android 11 came the chat bubbles, a feature that Facebook Messenger made fashionable a few years ago, and that until the arrival of the current version of Google’s mobile operating system, each developer had to implement this feature on their own.
the chat bubbles Android allows us to chat with our contacts comfortably from any app through their floating windows, further improving the multitasking of our device. we will see now how to configure Android 11 and Android 12 chat bubbles.
Configure chat bubbles
At Android 11 the chat bubbles are configured from Settings> Applications and notifications> Notifications> Bubbles. At Android 12 is of Settings> Notifications> Bubbles. There we will have the opportunity to allow apps to display bubbles. Chat bubbles are usually enabled by default. To remove chat bubbles, we will only have to deactivate this option.
With chat bubbles enabled, we’ll see how in some messaging apps it appears in your lower right corner of your notification the “chat bubble” icon. It’s there when you tap it when chat bubbles are really enabled in that app, at least for that contact.
The conversation will now be displayed in a floating window above the app we were using. By clicking on the contact icon, the window will be reduced and we can move your chat bubble to any side of the screen. To remove the chat bubble, simply drag it down and down the center of the screen.
When the contact sends us a new message, it will appear directly in their chat bubble. There to respond, just click on its bubble to open its floating window. The all conversations will be grouped together with the chat bubble enabled
To configure the chat bubbles for a conversation, all you have to do is click on the option Manage which will appear at the bottom of the pop-up window. There we can say that daxis to show this conversation in the bubble or go to this app’s settings to access all of its bubble settings.
By accessing the notification settings of an application, you can customize your bubbles by complex. There we can activate one of the following options:
- All conversations can be displayed in bubbles: It will show bubbles for all conversations by default.
- The selected conversations can be displayed in bubbles: By default, it doesn’t show bubbles in any conversation until we enable the option from its notification.
- Do not create bubbles: It won’t create any bubble for any conversation.
At the bottom of this section, we’ll see the conversations where we’ve enabled chat bubbles. By pressing the “X” we can turn off the bubbles for each contact in which we had previously activated their bubbles.
Currently, very few messaging apps support chat bubbles on Android 11 or higher. Some of the applications compatible with Google Messages, Telegram and Skype. Apps like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger still don’t support native chat bubbles. Facebook Messenger continues to use its own implementation.