Undo Accidentally Dismissed Notifications with Unnotification for Android Oreo

Undo Accidentally Dismissed Notifications with Unnotification for Android Oreo

In recent years, Android has gotten a lot of highly requested features. Split-screen multitasking, native support for notification dots on the launcher, and the ability to perform web searches from highlighted text are just a few examples. But while Google has done a lot of work to improve the smartphone user experience, there’s one big feature that’s still missing: A way to undo notifications that have been swiped away.

It’s happened to the best of us: You see a notification you’d like to be reminded of later, but you accidentally dismiss it from the notification shade. Normally, there’s no way to bring back a swiped-away reminder or alert, but Android Oreo introduces new APIs that let third-party applications to do just that. And a new app called Unnotification takes full advantage of those APIs.

Unnotification works by detecting when a notification has been swiped away. As long as the application that sent the notification isn’t blacklisted, the app populates the notification shade with a new notification immediately after you’re dismissed one. The notification shows you which app or service the swiped-away notification came from, and presents you with three buttons: “Undo”, “ignore”, and a shortcut to the notification log.

Unnotification lets you fine-tune its behavior. In the settings menu, you’ll find options that let you increase or decrease the auto-dismiss timeout for the app’s follow-up notification, and there’s a setting that, when enabled, limits Unnotification’s “undo” notifications to the app’s Quick Settings tile.

Unnotification is available from the Play Store. It’s free to use, but has an in-app purchase option for those who want to donate to the developer. As of right now, it doesn’t unlock any additional features.

Unnotification
Unnotification
Developer: Nasah Apps
Price: Free+


Source: /u/NasahApps

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Doug Lynch
Doug Lynch

When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.