How to turn off notification bubbles on Samsung Galaxy phones

Samsung has long supported chat heads on its Galaxy phones. All thanks to the Smart pop-up view function. With One UI 3, Samsung Galaxy phones also got Android 11’s Bubble feature. So now you have two kinds of notification bubbles on Samsung phones, but only one can be used at a time. Sometimes even one of them can be annoying. But do not worry. If Samsung notification bubbles are bothering you, find out how to get rid of them. In this guide, you will learn how to disable floating and pop-up bubbles on Samsung phones for individual contacts and for everyone.

Disable floating bubble notifications on Samsung

Get rid of notification bubbles on Samsung temporarily

The first method allows you to remove the notification bubble temporarily or dismiss it without opening it. To do this, press and hold the bubble. Drag it to the bottom of the screen where you will see a cross (X) or a trash can icon. Lift your finger when the bubble reaches the X icon. That should temporarily hide the notification bubble from your screen. However, once you receive a new message from the same app, the chat bubble will reappear.

Samsung hide bubble

To prevent bubbles from reappearing, you need to disable bubble notifications on Samsung permanently as shown below.

How to disable bubbles and Smart Pop-View on Samsung

There are two types of bubbles in Samsung phones: Android 11 notification bubble and Samsung’s smart pop-up view. Both can be disabled from the same settings. These are the steps for the same:

one. Opened Settings on your Samsung Galaxy phone and go to Notifications.

two. Tap on Advanced settings followed by Floating notifications. You can also access this screen by searching for floating notifications in Settings.

Samsung floating bubble

3. On the next screen, you will find three options: Off, Bubbles, and Smart Popup. If you don’t want to use any kind of floating bubble notifications, select Off. However, if you want to use bubbles or the smart pop-up view for some selected apps, follow the instructions in the following sections.

Samsung floating notifications

Note: If a bubble or smart pop-up icon is already on your screen when you tap Off, remove it manually. That is, drag the icon down. Doing so will hide the icon and disable floating notifications.

How to disable smart popup view for some apps

The above method will completely disable the floating notification bubbles on your Samsung phone. But if you want, you can allow some apps to appear in the smart popup.

To do so, go to Settings > Notifications > Advanced settings > Floating notifications and touch Smart popup view. Doing so will enable the Included Applications option. Play it. Then enable the switch next to the apps that should use the smart pop-up view feature. Similarly, turn off the switch for the rest of the apps, if it’s enabled.

Notifications from Samsung's Smart Popup View

How to turn off bubbles for selected apps

Similar to the smart popup view, you can disable some apps from showing floating bubble notifications. The difference between the Smart Popup and Bubbles view is that the former opens the entire app when you tap the floating icon. Rather, Bubbles only shows conversations that occur with others.

To keep bubbles enabled for some apps, follow these steps:

one. First, enable floating Bubble notifications in Settings. For that, go to Settings > Notifications > Advanced settings > Floating notifications. Tap on Bubbles.

Samsung bubble notifications

two. Opened Settings And go to Applications.

3. Touch the app you want to enable or disable Bubbles for. Let’s say the Samsung Messages app. Then tap Notifications

Samsung message notifications

Four. Tap on Show as bubbles. If you don’t see this option, make sure you’ve followed step 1 correctly. You will be greeted by three options: All, Only Selected, and None. Tap on All if you want all notifications from the selected app to appear as bubbles. Choose Selected only if you want notifications from selected contacts in the same app to appear as a bubble.

Enable bubble notifications Select contacts

5. After choosing Selected Only, go back and tap on the conversation you want to enable or disable the bubble for. Enable or disable the toggle next to Bubble up this conversation.

Samsung bubbles up this conversation

How to disable popup notification bubble on Samsung

The above methods help you to disable floating notification bubbles. In case you are interested in disabling the notification pop-ups that appear at the top of the screen, you will need to follow the different steps shown below.

one. Open Settings and go to Applications.

two. Touch the app for which you want to disable pop-up notifications. Let’s say WhatsApp.

3. Within WhatsApp settings, tap Notifications. You will see several notification categories. Touch the one that looks familiar to you for your planned task.

Samsung WhatsApp pop-up notifications

Four. Turn off the switch next to Show as popup.

Samsung disable pop-up notifications

The above steps will help you to disable the pop-up notifications for WhatsApp. Similarly, repeat the steps for other applications.

Summary: manage Samsung notification bubbles

When it comes to notifications on Samsung phones, you are offered various customization options. You can change the tone of the individual contact message, set a different volume for notifications and ringtones, enable notification reminders, and much more. Enabling or disabling notification bubbles is one of them. We hope the above methods help you disable Samsung notification bubbles.

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