Google’s target with Android 11 was to enhance a few core facets of the operating system that required more attention, one of which was notifications (Bubbles notification or Chat Heads). Notifications in previous Android versions were excellent, but Android 11 adds new functionality that holds essential chat/messaging notifications at the top of the screen. So, in this guide, we are going to show how to enable Bubbles notifications on Android 11 Samsung Galaxy devices (One UI 3.0 or One UI 3.1).
Though chat bubbles were expected to arrive in Android 10 in 2019, Google most likely decided to focus on further incorporating the functionality into the OS, so it arrived in September. The feature replaces the older, more resource-intensive approach used by apps such as Facebook Messenger, which has long provided the same feature with the “draw over other apps” authorization.
Though text messages are an enjoyable and easy way to stay in contact with family and friends, repeatedly opening your texting app to read and respond can become tedious. You can render your messages appear as small popups using the latest Bubble function in One UI 3.0 (Android 11). Your most recent messages will be shown in the bubble, and you can tap the bubble to open the chat in a popup window. It will also be easier to respond to messages while still using your phone’s other features and applications.
How to Enable Bubbles Notification on Android 11 Samsung Galaxy (One UI 3.0 & Later)
With Samsung updating several devices to Android 11, ahead of schedule, many more devices are now able to access the chat bubbles feature, allowing apps like Google Messages, Telegram, and Signal that support Android 10 and above to display conversations as bubbles over other apps.
Meanwhile, if you have updated your Galaxy phone to Android 11 based on One UI 3.0 or 3.1, here’s how you can enable bubbles notification or chat heads for your favorite apps like Messages, Telegram, or Signal on Samsung Galaxy running on Android 11:
Step 1. Open the Settings app.
Step 2. Navigate to Notifications and then select Advanced Settings.
Step 3. Tap Floating notifications and make sure to select Bubbles.
If you choose Bubbles, notifications for compatible conversation will include an icon you can tap to change the conversation to bubble view.
Enable Bubble Notifications for Samsung Messages
Enabling bubbles notification for Messages app is the same as Telegram or Signal app. For the purpose of this guide, we will show it on the Samsung Messages app:
- Tap and hold on to the Samsung Messages app and then tap the “i” button.
- Tap Notifications and then select Show as bubbles.
- Here, you can select either the All option or Selected only.
Here’s how the bubbles notification looks like for the Samsung Messages app on your Samsung Galaxy running on Android 11 based One UI 3.0 and 3.1.
How to Use Bubbles Notification
When you receive the bubbles notification, tap on it to simply expand it.
Here, you can reply to the messages.
At last, drag the bubbles notification icon to the bottom to close it out.
Disable Bubbles Notification
Open the Settings app.
Navigate to Notifications and then select Advanced Settings.
Tap Floating notifications and make sure to select Off.
This is how you can enable bubbles notification on Samsung Galaxy running on Android 11 based on One UI 3.0 and later. When you get a message from a friend, a tiny circle with their profile picture should now appear. The bubble may be pulled to either side of the panel and dismissed by flicking it to the bottom. The best thing is that all of your bubbles will “stack” on top of each other, even though they are from different applications, making it very convenient to organize your chats.