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No unread message badges #949

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kmq opened this Issue Feb 6, 2018 · 0 comments

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kmq commented Feb 6, 2018

I read the push issues on here (especally #770) and implemented the advice given.

I am still unclear on one point, however:

My users on Chatsecure are receiving push notifications for OMEMO encrypted messages, which results in them getting one "New Message" notification-widget per message in their notification list.

What they are not seeing is a badge on the chatsecure app icon with a count of unread messages.

Because of the different types of notifications, I am unsure if I should expect this badge to even exist, or if it is a limitation of the current push system.

Can someone enlighten me?

The actual use case this question stems from, is a user with an apple watch:

  • They receive the new message notification on the watch, but aren't near their phone
  • They acknowledge the notification on the watch
  • Once they are back to the phone their is no indication that there are unread messages
  • This is in contrast to the bustling badge icon on the whatsapp client, which is begging for attention
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