How to snooze notifications in Android Oreo

Android Oreo

It’s been more than a decade since Android was first announced in November 2007 by Google. From the initial announcement till its evolution into Android Oreo, it has come a long long way. The selling pitch of Android has been its ease of use and user’s control over the OS that’s why it has been an open source project.

Android remains one of the largest operating systems and is available not only for mobile devices, but it also powers other technological hardware too which include cars, smart TVs, desktops, smartwatches, and smart home boxes.

Android Oreo is the latest offering in the in the iteration of the operating system and offers a ton of option to simplify the management of phones. One of the most useful is the notification snooze. Read on to see what it is and how we can use it.

What is Notification Snooze

Sometimes it may happen that a notification pops up at the time when you are unable to handle it, so you temporarily want to dismiss the notification so that it appears at the time when you are free to act upon it.

It is a highly useful feature as permanently dismissing a notification often results in forgetting about that particular notification. It also helps you to get rid of the stack and clutter of notification that compiles along the day and makes it hard to go through each one of them.

Snoozing notifications can provide you with ease of task management on your phone whenever you feel free enough.

How to Use Notification Snooze

The video above can give you an idea on how to snooze the notifications.

The snooze is associated with individual notifications and you can postpone the notifications to 15 minutes, 30 minutes and 1 hour as per your choice. For that, you need to act upon the following steps.

  • Pull down the notification shade and identify the notification that you want to snooze.
  • Swipe the notification slowly to either left or right to reveal a clock and a gear icon. (Be careful not to swipe hard enough to dismiss the notification).
  • Tap on the clock icon to open.
  • Choose the snooze length that varies from 15 mins to 1 hour.

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