HTC U11 introduced the squeeze functionality and later Google also made it available on its new Pixel 2 phones. Though, HTC’s functionality implementation has the advantage as it lets you remap the squeeze to different functions, while the Pixel 2 only silences calls or opens up Google Assistant.
As is the case with any other mobile function, there is now a solution to Pixel 2 squeeze functionality as well. First posted on XDA Developers, an app named Button Mapper lets users remap the squeeze feature.
As the video above shows, you can change the function to any thing, including returning to the home screen, turning on Do Not Disturb, or starting up an app of your choice.
Companies like Google and others should be allowing the users to remap such keys at first place, unfortunately that’s not the case. But thanks to the talented developers, users at-least get what they want.