1. itsdavetime's Avatar
    I searched prior threads and couldn't find anyone asking this.

    Is there any way to show the unread sms count on top of the hangouts icon? I'd like to know if I have unread messages.

    Loving my Nexus 5!
    11-13-2013 10:02 AM
  2. Infinity's Avatar
    Only way I am aware of would be to use a different messenger program that features this. An easy way to tell if you have unread messages is to look for the messages icon in the status bar, granted this wont give you a count - but it will let you know if you have a new message.
    11-13-2013 10:04 AM
  3. michaelroth's Avatar
    Would love for Google to update the app to include a badge with unread count.
    11-26-2013 08:26 PM
  4. gabbott's Avatar
    It might be possible with a third party launcher that supports it. Nova has an add on for unread counts for some apps but don't know if hangouts is supported.

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    11-26-2013 08:31 PM
  5. Mark Zagotti's Avatar
    Are you using hangouts as your default messaging app? If so, try using is Zooper widget for unread SMS counts, there is a counter in the preloaded widgets that comes with Zooper with out download ing any other skins or widgets.

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    11-27-2013 07:10 PM
  6. craigrn16's Avatar
    Are you using hangouts as your default messaging app? If so, try using is Zooper widget for unread SMS counts, there is a counter in the preloaded widgets that comes with Zooper with out download ing any other skins or widgets.

    Sent from my SM-T217S using AC Forums mobile app
    Where do you see that option?

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    11-27-2013 09:10 PM
  7. Mark Zagotti's Avatar
    Let me correct myself, there isn't a counts skin inside the built in Zooper skins. There is a free skin called "Counts", see attached picture. "Switch" Zooper skin is another option. Sorry for the error.

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    Attached Thumbnails Hangouts - Unread SMS count?-1385643473183.jpg   Hangouts - Unread SMS count?-1385643585912.jpg  
    11-28-2013 07:00 AM
  8. Iggymart's Avatar
    Apex Launcher's Notification app supports unread count on the Hangouts icon.
    02-27-2014 08:18 AM
  9. dave3389's Avatar
    i use nova and missed it for unread counts works for me
    02-28-2014 07:44 PM
  10. jmsnyc's Avatar
    Do you have to do anything to get it to work or does it just show the counter automatically?
    10-25-2014 09:06 PM

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