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By uvaisshah, Junior Member on 16th June 2014, 11:16 PM
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Hi Friends,

I have HTC ONE M8 AT&T phone. Whatsapp does not show notification badges. Also, email shows notification badge but when I get into the email and come out without reading email, the notification badge is gone though there are still unread messages. Can someone help fix this please.

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18th June 2014, 04:32 PM |#2  
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I have HTC ONE M8 AT&T phone. Whatsapp does not show notification badges. Also, email shows notification badge but when I get into the email and come out without reading email, the notification badge is gone though there are still unread messages. Can someone help fix this please.

If you are referring to the little number on the icon on the home screen... then there's nothing to fix. It's working as designed.

That isn't actually a stock android feature. HTC (and Samsung, LG, Motorola, etc) customizes their home screen launcher to display unread count "badges" for the apps that are built in (email, messages, etc), but couldn't possibly do so for other 3rd party apps. In the case of email, the badge clears when you go into the app regardless of the number of unread messages. (It's more of a "you have this many unread since you last opened the app.)

If you want more functionality, you could use a different launcher (such as Nova Launcher) and a plugin (telsaunread) that supports more badges. I have no idea if "Whatsapp" is supported by nova/telsaunread, but it shouldn't be too hard to figure it out.

Edit: I just checked and nova launcher with teslaunread does explicitly support whatsapp.

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If you are referring to the little number on the icon on the home screen... then there's nothing to fix. It's working as designed.

That isn't actually a stock android feature. HTC (and Samsung, LG, Motorola, etc) customizes their home screen launcher to display unread count "badges" for the apps that are built in (email, messages, etc), but couldn't possibly do so for other 3rd party apps. In the case of email, the badge clears when you go into the app regardless of the number of unread messages. (It's more of a "you have this many unread since you last opened the app.)

If you want more functionality, you could use a different launcher (such as Nova Launcher) and a plugin (telsaunread) that supports more badges. I have no idea if "Whatsapp" is supported by nova/telsaunread, but it shouldn't be too hard to figure it out.

Edit: I just checked and nova launcher with teslaunread does explicitly support whatsapp.

Gary

Hi,

I also have a problem with my Icons on the top left-hand corner of the screen on my HTC One M8...
I have just launched the new Update "Sense 6.0" and now I can't see the Icons of WhatsApp, SMS, E-mails. etc. on the top left-hand corner of the screen, when the screen of my phone is locked (when I get a new message).
Do you know how I can turn it back on ?

Sam
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