- Managing Conversation & notifications
In Android 10, the notification drawer contains all your notifications in a seemingly-haphazard list. Certain apps tend to get prioritized and shot to the top of the list, but there doesn't appear to be any specific reason why. Meanwhile, lower-priority notifications get moved down to the silent section, which doesn't send out any alerts. In Android 11, that system changes. There are now three notification categories: Conversations, Alerting, and Silent.
- The Conversations section, houses all your conversations meaning any app where you are directly communicating with someone else, including text messages and chats within other apps. You can also prioritize conversations and apps within this section. This would allow you to give a higher priority to messages from a specific person. These priority notifications appear on your lock screen as well ensuring that you never miss notifications related to your important daily interactions.
- The Alerting and Silent sections act as they have before in Android 10. You can also easily silence notifications from certain apps, which would push all future notifications to the Silent section.
- Built in Screen recorder
This just gives you an additional easy access to recording anything being done on the screen. So now a user doesn't need to download an app specifically for this.
- Media controls
If you are playing music on your Android 10 phone, a music player appears at the top of your notifications drawer. With Android 11, that section of the drawer is now reserved for conversations, so the media player has been moved to the Quick Settings section. When you swipe down your notification drawer, the media controller will be pretty small. It will show you the app it's related to, cover art, basic controls, and on which system the media is playing. If you pull down again on the drawer, the alert expands and shows the information you see in the image above. This will make it incredibly easy to switch from your phone speaker to your Bluetooth headphones, for example.
If you don't want the player up there anymore? You can swipe it away just like you used to. You can also tweak Android 11's settings so that the player automatically vanishes when you have stopped listening to music
- User Privacy: One time permission and auto- reset
This is very important when it comes to privacy of the users. This will give users more control over their privacy. In android 10, it asks a user permission only when they first install an app. But in this case, it asks you permission before every session. It depends on the user is they want to give permission every time separately or for all times. If the user uses the first option, the permission gets revoked as soon as that app is closed. So the user's data is always safe.
- Chat bubbles
It is something like Facebook messenger, where a chat head appears on the phone that comes on top of any other app being used at that time. It is a quick way to access user's messages and remove them when not needed.
- Tools that predict what a user want
- Smart reply: The phone devices replies to be sent for a text on the basis of your usage
- Smart folders: This is for a user to organize their apps in folders like Work, Fitness, Food, Games etc