How to Turn Off Message Bubble on Android

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to turn off message bubbles on your Android device. Message bubbles can be a convenient feature, but they can also be distracting or intrusive for some users. By following these simple steps, you can easily disable message bubbles and regain control over your messaging experience.

Step 1: Open the Messaging App

To begin, locate and open the messaging app on your Android device. This app is usually represented by an icon with a speech bubble or a messaging symbol.

Step 2: Access App Settings

Once you have opened the messaging app, look for the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of the screen. Tap on it to access the app settings.

Step 3: Navigate to Notifications

In the app settings menu, scroll down until you find the “Notifications” option. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 4: Disable Message Bubbles

Within the notifications settings, you will see various options related to message notifications. Look for the option labeled “Message Bubbles” or something similar.

Note: The exact wording may vary depending on your device and messaging app.

You can typically find this option under a section labeled “Chat Features” or “Advanced Settings.”

  • If Using Stock Android Messaging App:
  • Tap on “Bubble settings” or a similar option that allows you to customize bubble behavior.

    • You may see options such as “All conversations can bubble,” “Selected conversations can bubble,” or “No conversations can bubble.”
    • Select either “Selected conversations can bubble” or “No conversations can bubble,” depending on your preference.
  • If Using a Third-Party Messaging App:
  • Look for an option that allows you to disable message bubbles. The wording may vary, but it should be similar to “Enable chat heads” or “Show message bubbles.”

    Toggle the switch or checkbox to turn off message bubbles.

Step 5: Confirm Changes

After disabling message bubbles, exit the settings menu and return to the messaging app. Send a test message or wait for a new incoming message to ensure that the changes have taken effect.


Congratulations! You have successfully turned off message bubbles on your Android device. By following these steps, you can now enjoy a distraction-free messaging experience without the interruption of floating chat heads.

If you ever change your mind and want to re-enable message bubbles, simply follow the same steps and choose the appropriate option in the messaging app settings.

Note: The availability of these settings may vary depending on your device model, Android version, and messaging app. If you cannot find the options mentioned in this tutorial, refer to your device’s user manual or consult the app developer’s support documentation for further assistance.

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