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Discord is rolling its Mobile Voice Overlay feature out to non-Samsung phones

The Discord Mobile Voice Overlay now works on more phones. (Source: XDA)
The Discord Mobile Voice Overlay now works on more phones. (Source: XDA)
Discord for Android has a useful feature in which a button for its voice-chat functions can float over every other aspect of the UI. Unfortunately, it was originally launched as an exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy Notes 10. However, it has now been detected as working in more Android phones via the app's latest betas.
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Discord for mobile devices includes some useful features such as the ability to video-chat while playing smartphone games. However, some of them are only available on Samsung Galaxy phones, due to the version of the app in question only being found on this OEM's in-house Galaxy Store. Luckily, it seems one of them is now no longer exclusive to this series.

It is Mobile Voice Overlay, which, as the name suggests, maintains access to the app's voice-chat controls from an interface that persists over all apps. XDA correspondents have reported its detection in its latest betas (versions 19.1-.4) for its app from the Google Play Store.

This setting has been found to work on units of the Google Pixel 4, OPPO Find X2 Pro and OnePlus 5T. It requires a permission to draw over other apps in order to function. Hopefully, it will also find its way into the stable version of this app soon.

Some screenshots for the new Discord app function. (Source: XDA)
Some screenshots for the new Discord app function. (Source: XDA)
 

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-04-26 (Update: 2020-04-26)