1. nullqwerty's Avatar
    Hey everyone,

    My mother has the Galaxy S5. She was using the built-in text messaging app and switched to Hangouts for SMS. The feature she's missing though is that on the old messaging app it used to give her the unread count on the icon, but it's not doing it with Hangouts (she's using the stock launcher that came with the phone). It does for other apps like Words with Friends though, so I imagine it should work for Hangouts too. She lives a few hours away and I don't have a galaxy, so it's hard for me to troubleshoot. Is there a way to get the unread count on Hangouts as well?

    Thanks
    08-05-2014 10:33 AM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    It doesn't show for me either. AFAIK, it's not possible. If it's a crucial feature for her, and she doesn't like the stock app there are still other third party apps that offer that feature.
    08-05-2014 10:48 AM
  3. nullqwerty's Avatar
    The only one I can find is Tesla Unread for the Nova Launcher. But she doesn't want to switch Launchers (she fears change). Know of any that can work with the stock galaxy launcher?

    **EDIT** Hmmm...Looks like Notifyer+ might do it.
    08-05-2014 10:51 AM
  4. UJ95x's Avatar
    Huh. Didn't even notice that the Tesla plugin had an option to show them for Hangouts. My bad
    Let me know if Notifyer + does work for her.
    08-05-2014 11:06 AM
  5. nullqwerty's Avatar
    Notifyer worked. There's a free version also which works too.
    08-05-2014 01:49 PM
  6. UJ95x's Avatar
    Notifyer worked. There's a free version also which works too.
    Awesome. Glad it worked
    08-05-2014 02:37 PM

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