Samsung now lets you remap Bixby key officially [TUTORIAL]

Good news for Samsung users who're not into Bixby, now you can officially customize the Bixby key as per your choice, Samsung is now rolling out an update for Bixby that lets you remap the Bixby button to a pre-installed / third-party app or a command of your choice. You can also choose between single press & double press of the Bixby button, whatever suits you the best. This new Bixby feature is being rolled out for Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 plus, Note 8, S9, S9 plus and Note 9 users and is already available on Galaxy S10 family.
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Picture Credit: bixbydevelopers.com

Updating Bixby App

This new feature is being rolled out in the form of Bixby app update, so don't keep waiting for OTA firmware update. Below are the steps to update your Bixby app.

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Step 1: Go to Bixby Screen (you can do this by pressing the Bixby button)

Step 2: Tap on the three-dots button > Settings > About Bixby Voice

Step 3: Tap on the Update button.

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This will update your Bixby app to the latest version and will add the new features & improvements.

Remapping Bixby Key

Now that you have updated the Bixby app, its time to remap the Bixby button. Follow the steps given below to customize the Bixby key. Please remember that you can either assign you preferred app/command to a single press or double press of Bixby button, but in any case the Bixby will remain on the other. And in both cases, long press will always summon Bixby voice assistant.
For example; If you assign Facebook on single press then Bixby will remain present on double press, and if you assign Facebook on double press then Bixby will remain present on single press. 
Go to Settings > Advanced features > Bixby key

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Choose between

Single press Bixby / Double press Any app or command.
Double press Bixby / Single press Any app or command.

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You can pick your favorite pre-installed / third party app or  a Bixby command of your choice.

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So that's it, now you can officially remap or customize the Bixby button as per your choice, however there is no way to kick out Bixby completely but this new feature is still a sight of relief for many. I hope this tutorial was helpful, do let me know in the comments section.

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