How to activate notification bubbles on Samsung smartphones with One UI 3.0?

How to activate notification bubbles on Samsung smartphones with One UI 3.0?

If you don’t know how to activate notification bubbles on Samsung smartphones with One UI 3.0, we are going to help you out in this guide. This feature is not activated by default but it is an easy task, you just need to follow some steps.

Facebook introduced bubble notifications years ago. Some people loved it some people hated it. Android 11 brought this feature for most of the applications with the most recent version.

How to activate notification bubbles on Samsung smartphones with One UI 3.0?

With the arrival of One UI 3.0 to the Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy Note 20, and Samsung Galaxy S20 FE the owners of these phones not only receive the mentioned version of the layer but also get some new features included in Android 11. With notification bubbles, you can view the new messages and answer them.

One UI 3.0 does not have notification bubbles active as a default option, but it is not very complicated to enable them either. Follow these steps:

  • Access the settings of your Samsung Galaxy. Remember that it must be updated to One UI 3.0.
  • Go to the ‘Notifications’ menu.
  • Go to ‘Advanced Settings’ and access ‘Floating Notifications’. This is Samsung’s name for the notification bubbles.
  • Inside ‘Floating notifications’ you’ll see the notification bubbles option.
  • To make an app notify the new messages as a bubble you have to click on the small icon in the upper right corner when you receive a notification.
  • To deactivate the bubble for an app (or contact) you have to follow the same process.
How to activate notification bubbles on Samsung smartphones with One UI 3.0?
How to activate notification bubbles on Samsung smartphones with One UI 3.0?

You can drag the bubbles to any edge of the screen, it is possible to hide them (just take them to the bottom of the screen) and you can also answer your messages directly using this option. If you read the bubbles they will not be marked as read messages; as long as you do not click on the bubbles to open the chat as a floating window.

At the moment the notification bubbles are not included in too many applications. Telegram, Google, Skype, or Facebook Messenger supports this feature. And if you don’t have One UI 3.0, Samsung has a solution: the ‘Smart Popup View’. You can activate this option from ‘Advanced Features’ in your Samsung Galaxy settings.