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Android Lollipop brings new and improved notificationsSarah Mitroff gives you a guided tour of the new notifications features in Android 5.0, Google's latest major update to its mobile software.
[MUSIC] Hi, I'm Sarah Mitroff, and today I'm gonna show you the new notification features in Android Lollipop. One of the most noticeable changes is that notifications now appear on the lock screen. You can get a preview of the alert by swiping down on each notification. And if you tap it twice, the corresponding app will open. [MUSIC] Once you unlock your screen. Lastly, you can swipe away any notification you no longer want to see. With Lollipop, Google added heads up notifications. These are pop up alerts that appear at the top of your screen, letting you know about incoming calls, messages, alarms, and more. You can interact with these alerts, responding to a message or rejecting a phone call. Or swipe up to ignore them. Newly added priority mode is one of 5.0's best features. You can silence all but your most. [MUSIC] Important notifications, cutting out any excess distraction. By default, phone calls, texts, and alarms will still trigger notifications in priority mode, and you can also set other apps notifications to appear as well. To turn it on you press one of the volume keys, and then select Priority from the menu. You can choose how long Priority mode should stay on, either for a few hours or indefinitely. There's also an option to turn off every single alert, so nothing disturbs your device. All of these notification features are available on Android Lollipop, which is available now for select devices. For more about Lollipop, head over to cnet.com. I'm Sarah Mitchroff, thanks for watching.