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Focus Mode might be Android’s best new feature

Android will let you mute distracting apps while still getting important alerts

Focus Mode might be Android’s best new feature
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Among all the new products and features that Google announced at its I/O developer conference today, arguably the most useful is an upcoming Android feature called Focus Mode. Once enabled, it’ll mute notifications from whichever apps you find distracting. Think of it like a Do Not Disturb mode that still allows you to receive phone calls, text messages, and (if you really want) Slack mentions. It sounds like a great way to tune out social media and other digital noise when you’re trying to get work done.

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Google says it will launch Focus Mode on phones running Android 9.0 Pie and newer this fall.