In Ingress 1.90.1 there is a new feature Glyph Hack Command Channel that activates just before the glyphing sequence, and you can send commands (glyphs) that will influence hack behavior and results.
When you start glyph hack, you are presented with glyph screen with COMMAND CHANNEL OPEN… message. Also on the top of the screen you have a small hint that either says ENTER “MORE” – GET MORE KEYS or ENTER “LESS” – GET FEWER KEYS.
So you have 2 seconds to enter a glyph command to the command channel, and after you enter or skip the commands you enter the standard glyph hack sequence behaviour.
So with hints we can deduct that you should enter glyphs MORE or LESS.
With command MORE you REQUEST KEY, even if you already have keys for that portal in the inventory (you don’t need to put keys in capsules for this to work)
With command LESS you REQUEST NO KEY, even if you don’t have keys for that portal in inventory.
There is also an update in long press on the portal action menu, now there is additional action HACK NO KEY, with it you can request normal hack but without a key.
In both use cases, there is still a possibility that even when you request a key you will not get it, this is similar behavior as hacking when you don’t have a key for that portal in the inventory.
This change will help with key inventory management, as now is not needed to put keys in capsules to obtain more keys for the same portal. As well enables us to not get unwanted keys and then drop them later on.
Command Channel is bringing more possibilities to the table, and maybe we can see more commands in the future, or more places where command channel could be used (who said android watches).