I love Android Q Beta 3. Between the new window and the whole system dark theme, this update packs some significant changes. One thing that I do not like is a new automatic notification priority that hides notifications.
After I installed the new firmware on my Pixel 3a I saw that I was missing messages. It was only after digging through the phone's setup menu that I realized that Android's new message assistant hid "less important" alerts.
You can see the suppression notification below:
If you are like me and do not want Android Q to decide which messages should be show you you can turn off the function. How to use.
How to disable the notification priority
The new "Automatic message management" feature is hidden in the Android menu. To find it, start the setup menu on your phone, select Apps and messages and select Messages. Turn off the feature and your messages start streaming.
The second setting you might want to watch is "Hide silent message status icons." This option hides the low priority notifications from the status bar. With that off you will still be aware of the messages, even if you manually stop an app or leave Android Q's prioritizer enabled.
I fully understand why Google has implemented this feature, but it should not be enabled by default. In my opinion, this would be the perfect companion to some of the other Digital Wellbeing features introduced on Google I / O.
One thing to remember is that this is still a beta building of Android Q. Here's hoping Google does not keep its aggressive "Notification Assistant" enabled by default when firmware is completed.