Messaging apps Use of Home screen

Use of Home screen

Message notifications that are not addressed are dismissed automatically. They are then displayed in individual cards on the Home screen.

Message notifications:

  • May be ranked and grouped together
  • Are capped in quantity to keep the list length manageable
  • May be pushed from the Home screen by new and relevant content
  • Are available on the phone after the drive

Home screen with 2 new messages displayed

Anatomy of a message card

Image and icon
An avatar image indicates the origin of the message, paired with the app’s icon.

Content area
Once tapped, the message plays using text-to-speech (TTS). After the message plays, the system displays reply prompts (see Conversational flow).

Layout elements of a message card