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Skype adds support for chat bubbles on Android (APK Download)

Skype adds support for chat bubbles on Android (APK Download)

Earlier this year, Google integrated bubble notifications into the core Android 11 experience. The new feature allows designated chat apps to open free-floating windows that can be minimized to movable bubbles. The latest app to add support for this is Skype, and you can already try it out for yourself.

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Facebook Messenger now uses Android 11’s Bubbles API for floating chat heads

Facebook Messenger now uses Android 11’s Bubbles API for floating chat heads

With Chat Heads, Facebook Messenger found a nifty way to let you juggle multiple conversations without having to jump back and forth between apps. Since their introduction in 2013 (yep, those bubbles are that old), Facebook has so far relied on a custom overlay solution. But with the latest beta, Messenger is switching to Android 11’s native Bubbles API, though not a whole lot is going to change for end-users.

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