A notification in any of the applications used on the phone It is important, since it warns of any message, even the emails themselves. Android is a mature system, at the same time it manages to surprise with the pace of updates to the operating system, whose baggage continues to grow without pause.
Notifications can arrive in different ways, the typical one is in a window at the top, through which you will be able to quickly see the person’s message if you want. Some that are in fashion since quite some time ago are the well-known floating notificationsavailable in various models of terminals, including Huawei.
whatWhat are floating notifications on Android? We will explain this feature in detail, as well as how to activate it if you want it on your device, both natively and with external apps. Many manufacturers have included this function, which they see as a natural and interesting thing, especially because they are quickly and almost effortlessly reached with just one click.
What are floating notifications?
A floating notification is one that is reflected as a bubble, being able to change its appearance if you configure it through the widget settings. One of those that have appeared over time is that of Facebook Messenger, the popularity of this made other specific applications launch their own notifications over time, which are just as valid if you always want to have the same visible.
They can be closed if you drag it all the way down and send it to the middle, an “X” will appear and it will be closed instantly. To this you can go putting the floating to any app you want, a clear example of this is putting it on WhatsAppa tool that we use very often, on a daily basis.
The Play Store adds a good number of utilities with which to put any program of the type of Facebook Meseenger, you can put one or more, always having a limit of them. Depending on the utilities, you will assess whether it is worth including this function, which will be a complete widget.
Activate floating notifications on Xiaomi
The MIUI layer has floating notifications, activated by default, although sometimes you probably do not see it in a certain application. If you use a smartphone from the Asian firm, you can check if you have it activated, if not, you will be able to change it in a few steps.
Once Xiaomi has it activated, it will start to put a small bubble, with which to open the window in a larger size if you intend to see a conversation or app in a larger size. On many occasions you can check that the notification may be disabled, which is due to a possible bug.
If you want to activate floating notifications on Xiaomi devicesdo the following:
- The first thing will be to go to the “Settings” of your device, you will see it as an icon of a cogwheel
- Expand all the options, you will see many things, the one that will be important for us is “Notifications and control center”, click on it
- Check out the “Floating Notifications” tweak and press on it
- You have the visualization of the applications that will have access to the floating notifications
Application restart is important, due to this the floating notification will be activated of the one that you have activated, among them WhatsApp is possible. After this you have the different bubbles, which are important, more than one can be activated, so you can have several on the screen (it can be located on the right side).
Activate floating notifications on Huawei
Huawei is another of the phones that have this feature, it is important to mention that it is not active by default in any of the apps. In the devices of this manufacturer it is very similar to that of Xiaomi, it shows a small ball, expandable if you click on it, since it can be fully expanded.
It becomes vital if you want to have this widget, it is also accessible in the internal settings, specifically in those of EMUI and the new layer, which is HarmonyOS. You can activate this floating notification in certain applicationsMany of them that you use daily, among them are WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook and other programs.
To activate floating notifications on a Huawei phoneperform these steps:
- Access the “Settings” of your smartphonein the cogwheel that is on the main screen
- Look for “Notifications” and click on it
- You will see an option called “Floating”to activate one you have to choose one and move the switch to the right so that it is shown active when using the app
- After this you can remove and put those you want, without any type of limitation
To have EMUI, Huawei’s custom layer, it has the same steps, the only thing that changes is that it is called “Floating notifications” in the settings and then in “Notifications”. After this, you have to press on the option called with floating notifications, you have to press and start activating the apps that you want to have as a ball.
Use a third-party app for floating notifications
An interesting and important tool if you want is to use the floating notification is Flychat, just install this utility and give the certain permissions. The configuration of this program is simple, you can also configure things, such as selecting the color of the notification, deleting specific messages from the received notifications and other aspects.
Flychat does not require too much processor or memory, one of its resources is that you have to do many things with it, so you have to do different tasks if you want it to be at its best. It requires a little use if you want to get the most out of all and each of the functions.
The app icon will be located on the rightit will show you a small summary of the notification that you receive, the messages for example from a specific app.