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Chrome OS Lock Screen Notifications to Get Android-like Controls

When I wrote about this feature last week, I told you all that we will most likely see Android-like options for Chrome OS lock screen notifications too. We are yet to see those notifications look like they do in Android, but today, I can confirm that there will be additional settings for these lock screen notifications similar to its Android counterpart.

The Code

The commit for this change was submitted yesterday:

Add a of lock screen notifications

This CL adds the setting to select the following mode of the lock screen notification to the Chrome OS setting.

– Hide: don’t show notifications on the lock screen (default, same as the current behavior)

– Show: show notifications on the lock screen – Hide Sensitive: show notifications, but hide sensitive contents (with a flag to disable this, since this may not launch at the same time)

Hide Sensitive Content

This commit clearly shows that Chrome OS also will get a setting to control contents of lock screen notifications.

An option that I’ve enabled on my phone is Hide Sensitive content. This adds an extra layer of privacy and security to messages, especially those text messages with One Time Passwords (OTP).

We should see this setting in one of the upcoming releases of Chrome OS. Stay tuned for more updates on this!

PS: Swipe control for notifications is also coming soon.

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