Silent push notifications in Expo?

I’m wondering if i can make push notifications silent
I want to listen for them in my app and act on them, but i dont want them to show as a recieved message in my phone?
is that reasonable? Am I using them correctly?

you’re not going to be able to do that on ios
you could theoretically do that on android, but since you can’t do it on ios you should probably use some other solution.

We want to add in background processing capabilities to Expo so this would be possible cross platform but that i still probably a few months off.

how to use it for android