What Happened to Chat Bubbles / Heads in Android?

How the SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW permission has been abused over the years by malware creators?

Chat Head when message is received in Facebook Messenger — Image Credits: Zeeshan rasool
The SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW permission screen

This is an intended behavior to allow popular apps to keep working until we have an alternative APIs in the platform for these apps to migrate.

Chat Bubbles in Android 10 Beta 2 — Image Credits: https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2019/04/android-q-beta-2-update.html
Google IO 2020 Cancelled Announcement from their official website

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