Can minimize the app on mobile for any amount of time without losing connection

As a Roblox developer, it is currently too hard to play a Roblox game and then close it for half a second. If you minimize the app at all, then Roblox completely disconnects you from the game.

I understand Roblox may not be able to process things while the app is minimized. In this case, I would like to tell Roblox explicitly that this is ok, and my game can handle this sort of delay.

If Roblox is able to address this issue, it would improve my development experience because players in my game could actually check references, or respond to chat messages while playing my game.

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(Moved to mobile features since this is about the mobile app)

While I may be wrong, I am doubtful this would be the reason to not implement this. iOS and Android apps are able to run processes in the background as being able to do tasks (like weather alerts and health tracking) can greatly improve user experience. This has been one of the pushes for adding insane amounts of RAM on iOS and Android (especially Android, with some flagships at 16 GB) and multicore designs.

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