I can’t lie…I missed conversations on Android. It happens. Most often I get this because I accidentally cleared all notifications without realizing there was a message I hadn’t seen, or it just got buried in the deluge of Messenger messages and chats.
Thankfully, starting with Android 11, Google added a feature that helps make sure you don’t miss those more important conversations.
The feature in question is called Priority Conversations. Once you prioritize a conversation, it will have its own section in the notification shade, making it easier to capture.
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In some cases (like with Facebook Messenger), these conversations will be placed in bubbles that will appear and stay on your home screen until you delete them.
Using Priority Conversations, I haven’t missed a single important missive since.
Before diving into this, think carefully about which conversations you want to add first. If you add too many conversations to the feature, you will be inundated anyway and will probably miss in the end. For this, choose wisely.
As I mentioned, this feature arrived in Android 11, so you’ll need a device running at least that OS version. You will also need some conversations to add, which can be pulled from Android Messages app, Facebook Messenger, Slack, WhatsApp, etc. That’s all you need. Let’s make it a priority.
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How to Add Priority Conversations on Android
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At this point, the conversations you’ve added to the priority list will appear (at least) in the Priority section of the notification shade or as bubbles on your home screen. It’s a great way to make sure you don’t miss any of those contacts who should be considered a priority.