Screenshots of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 Notification Center leaked just over a week ago, but today a video showing the feature in full has surfaced. UnleashThePhones has published a 40-second clip demonstrating how notifications are displayed in the Notification Center on Windows Phone 8.1, alongside some of the customization features. Like Android and iOS, Windows Phone 8.1’s Action Center (Notification Center) is accessible by swiping down from the top of a device. Quick settings are displayed at the top, allowing Windows Phone users to toggle features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on and off without having to navigate to the full settings menu.
Notifications from apps like Messaging, Phone, and Wi-Fi all appear to be customizable to the point where you can disable the individual notification banners and sounds. In the video you can also see the new battery status level in the Action Center, alongside quick access to the full settings section of Windows Phone 8.1. Action Center will also include easy access to the four quick settings tiles by taking a short swipe from the top of the display, with a long swipe providing full access to notifications. Microsoft is expected to detail Windows Phone 8.1 fully at its Build developers conference in April, followed by a release of the final version to developers in early April.