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"Messenger is displaying over other apps" issue

(Topic created: 04-15-2022 09:12 AM)
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Struglen
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since the March 18th update; it's has been impossible to remove the "Messenger is displaying over other apps" notification from the notification bar.

(insight into why this happens is; when a user long presses the notification > opens the 'notification' settings menu > attempts to remove the notification > the chat head disappears; therefore the instance in which the chat head is causing the notification is now gone and you are removing the notification for an instance that is no longer taking place or in other words a "positive feedback loop" {I.e. removing a notification that doesn't exist; once leaving the notification settings screen; and pulling down the notification panel the message "Messenger is displaying over other apps" persists})

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Vysionous
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Go to developer options and turn on allow screen overlay on settings. Then disable system notification for messenger bubbles. Turn off the overlay in developer options after.

Took me a good minute to figure that one out, it was never a problem turning that off in the past but thankfully that method works. FYI if you leave chat head on screen for a long time you'll notice messenger background usage skyrockets. Prior to Android 12 this didn't occur but now it seems to be a noticeable battery drain.

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Struglen
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screenshots; off the issueScreenshot_20220415-095815_One UI Home_1384_1650039315.jpgScreenshot_20220415-101418_Settings.jpg
user9GlnSkWkJQ
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Sorry, but I'm not understanding, from the above screenshots, why toggling on or off the auto-rotate works to affect the bubble notifications.
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Tom6068
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Is that a 3rd party app?
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DannyBoy91
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You want to turn off the Bubble notification feature to get it to stop saying that.
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Vysionous
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Go to developer options and turn on allow screen overlay on settings. Then disable system notification for messenger bubbles. Turn off the overlay in developer options after.

Took me a good minute to figure that one out, it was never a problem turning that off in the past but thankfully that method works. FYI if you leave chat head on screen for a long time you'll notice messenger background usage skyrockets. Prior to Android 12 this didn't occur but now it seems to be a noticeable battery drain.
Struglen
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thanks for the advice; and I did not know that! thanks for the information.

(hopefully they get it addressed)
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Vysionous
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It's something to do with native bubbles in Android 12. You can disable chat head and use that instead but it feels more cumbersome IMO, unless you are using your phone with your left hand. Native bubbles also don't retain the position last used on-screen once cleared. There's also an adb method to get rid of overlay message if my prior instructions didn't work for you.

O and I had to turn on the messenger notification that chat heads were active otherwise after a while I would not receive messages until I unlocked my phone. Saw that was off in your screenshot so I figured I'd mention that.
userlyjyV7Cnyd
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Man, you are the super star! I lost hope I could find a solution for this, but decided to give it another try and found your answer. Thanks!

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user04CQq1UWPD
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Thank you!! This has been annoying me for the longest time and now I've finally fixed it! 

 

 

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