The Android 7.1 update introduces a variety of new features and capabilities for users and developers. App shortcuts feature of Android 7.1 introduced after fantastic feature of Android 7.0 is multi-tasking. I have recently written a blog for multitasking is available here & Myself Imtiyaz Khalani (Sr, Android Developer) here for your help.
You can use the new shortcuts feature to bring users from the launcher directly to key actions within your app. Users simply long-press your app’s launcher icon to reveal the app’s shortcuts, then tap on a shortcut to jump to the associated action. These shortcuts are a great way to engage users, and they let you surface the functionality of your app even before users launch your app.check out screen shot
Two 1. Static Shortcuts:
App shortcuts: Surface key actions and take users deep into your app instantly.
App shortcuts: long press on message app will show you shortcuts
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Adding App Static Shortcuts to your app programmatically
Read moreAn introduction to App shortcuts feature of android 7.1 (static and dynamic)