I only just found out about Humanetech through a Sam Harris podcast with Tristan Harris.
I have had this question for a while, I hope this is the right place to ask it.
You can schedule your phone to be on silent mode at specific times, however I would like to be able only see notifications at certain times but not miss them.
During the day I receive whatsapp messages, Linkedin, mentions, etc. I don’t need to see them right away but don’t want to miss them. I could turn all notifications off but I would have to look at my phone regularly to know I am not missing something and I don’t want this habit. I could also schedule silent mode but notifications that arrived during this period are missed and don’t come again. I could also schedule flight mode but I don’t want to miss incoming calls.
What I would like to do is schedule that all push notifications are collected and pushed together every x minutes (for instance each hour). At the hour I would receive a notification for 30 whatsapp messages, 3 Linkedin mentions, etc. and could quickly look at all of them.
I have searched the web but have not been able to find this. I think it would be a very useful feature. Does anybody know if something like this exists or would be possible to create by a third party?
Tried it but unfortunately it does not work well on my phone (OnePlus 5T Android 9). Launcher is a bit buggy and notifications still get through. They do warn for this behavior on certain phones and android versions. I can imagine it would be very difficult to make this work. Should be a job for Google to implement this on Android but I guess it doesn’t really align with their other goals…
Will disable notifications altogether for now and will see what the future will bring us.
I have turned off almost all push notifications on my phone, tablet and laptop. Long time ago, I decided that I should back control and stop the interrupts. Granted, it takes discipline (and I sometimes fall back in the habit to be honest) and sometimes after software updates I have to re-undo the notifications settings.
Could you not just schedule some time (set a reminder if necessary) to bulk check messages and feeds?