Facebook was the first to use chat head bubbles in its Facebook messenger. It was a revolutionary feature as you could chat with someone on Facebook conveniently while being in any other app. The chat head bubble feature was imitated by many other apps because of the said convenience. Even Google took inspiration from it and added the feature in Android to quickly reply from notifications. Google will provide a similar chat head feature to Android Q as seen in the Beta version of Android Q for developers. Read the full article to find out how to enable it and how to enter ADB Commands.
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Android Q Chat Head ‘Bubble’
The Android Q Notification Heads work similar to Facebook Messenger’s bubbles. You can tap on them to open a window where you can reply to someone. You can move them around the screen and also drag them to the bottom of the screen to close them. This can be done with one bubble or the group of bubbles. The feature is still in beta and under testing. At the current moment, only five bubbles can appear at a time.
How Can You Try this Yourself
You need to activate them as they are disabled by default by using these ADB commands.
adb shell settings put secure experiment_enable_bubbles 1
adb shell settings put secure experiment_autobubble_all 1
adb shell settings delete secure experiment_enable_bubbles
adb shell settings delete secure experiment_autobubble_all
Don’t forget to Restart your device.
How To Run ADB Commands (PC Needed)
Setting up the PC:
- Download Android SDK Platform Tools from here.
- Extract it at somewhere convenient like C:/platform-tools
Setting up the Phone:
- Open Settings in your phone > Find About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times. This will Enable Developer Mode in your device.
- Open Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging.
- Connect the phone to the PC and select PTP (Camera) as USB Mode.
- Open the platform-tools folder from wherever you have downloaded it.
- Press Shift and Right click and Select open command prompt here.
- Type adb devices and press Enter.
- List of connected adb devices should appear.
- If you see any errors or no devices, then repeat or recheck all the steps.
- If you see devices, you are ready to enter commands.
- Enter the ADB commands provided above.
Note: The given ADB commands only work on devices with Android Q Beta 1.
Android Q Features
Support for foldable devices:
Android Q will have added support for foldable devices similar to multi-window ‘split view’ functionality that we already have. However, this will split the screen into two horizontal tabs rather than vertical ones.
In-built Screen Recording:
No need to install third party apps for recording the screen anymore. Most custom ROMs have this feature inbuilt but stock ROM doesn’t. Google has included this feature in the Beta Update of Android Q that they rolled out for developers.
You can check out more Android Q features in this article here.
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