Which types of notifications require ‘Display Zello over other Apps’ permissions on Android?

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Zello Paid support

To fully utilize some of Zello's features, it is necessary to turn on the "Display Zello over other Apps" permission on your Android device.

Available for Zello Work users only 

Emergency calls: This permission allows you to receive Emergency Alerts when using another application and/or if Zello is running in the background.

Automatic Shift Cancellation: If your team uses the Shared Devices function, this permission allows your shift workers to see the Shift Cancellation Countdown and cancel it, if necessary. 

Available for Zello Free and Zello Work users

Overlay Button: Overlay buttons allow you to create a talk button that shows on top of other apps for a specific conversation, either 1:1 or in a Channel. 

Show on Incoming message: When using another application, this permission allows the Zello app to come to the foreground when there’s an incoming voice message.