How to Respond to Messages Directly from Any Screen on Android

When the Android N platform is released this fall, it will bring a new feature known as Quick Reply. This feature will allow users to respond to the incoming messages right from the notifications.

How to Respond to Messages Directly from Any Screen on Android

This is a very nice feature that has been highly anticipated by the Android users as it is possible to carry on a conversation from any screen without leaving what they were doing. However, most device users will not receive the Android N update for a considerable time.

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Well, it is still possible to reply to the incoming messages despite getting the Android N update with the Notify app.

How to Respond to Messages Directly from Any Screen on Android

Reply to messages with Notify

The app displays a chathead-style notification bubble that will let you respond to the incoming messages from any screen. This works for the apps such as Hangouts, WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, Google Messenger, and more.

This Notify app is available for free via the Google Play Store. Download and install it on your Android device first.

How to Respond to Messages Directly from Any Screen on Android

Notify requires additional permissions

The Notify app requires some additional permissions. You need to grant these permissions to he app to get the most out of it.

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Mostly, it will be already granted and you just have to tap on the option stating "receive notifications". Then, enable the entry on the next screen and tap on "Allow" on the pop-up that appears.

How to Respond to Messages Directly from Any Screen on Android

Change the options for the Messaging apps

On the main menu of the app, you will get the compatible messaging apps that are installed on your phone. The Notify bubble like the Facebook chathead will be enabled by default, but it can be turned off for any app if you don't want it using the toggle given next to it.

There are Settings for every app that is compatible and you can adjust the options as per the apps. You can also change the color of the notification interface using the in-app purchase option.

How to Respond to Messages Directly from Any Screen on Android

That's it! When you get a new message on any of the compatible messaging apps, you will see the message along with a Reply field beneath it. All you need to do is just tap on it to bring the keyboard and type the response without leaving the screen or app that you are in.

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The notification bubble can be dragged and dropped to any place on the screen so that the work you are doing is not disturbed or you can delete it by pulling it to the bottom of the screen.

Download Notify from Play Store

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