How to Turn On or Off the Badge Counter for Messages You Haven’t Read in Telegram

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This article provides step-by-step instructions on how to activate or deactivate a badge counter feature for unread messages in the Telegram mobile app. The feature allows users to see the number of unread messages without opening the app, but it can be turned off for a cleaner home screen or privacy concerns.

This article explains how to turn a badge counter on mobile devices for unread messages on or off in the Telegram app.

Telegram is a cross-platform instant messaging app that focuses on speed and security. It allows users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share photos and videos with end-to-end encryption to help ensure user privacy and security.

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The mobile version will show an unread messages badge counter on the screen. You can turn this on or off if you like.

The badge counter for unread messages in the Telegram mobile app is a useful feature for some users, as it provides a quick way to see how many unread messages you have without opening the app.

However, not everyone finds the badge counter helpful, and some users may prefer to turn it off for a cleaner home screen or to reduce distractions. Additionally, users concerned about privacy may prefer to turn off the badge counter to prevent others from seeing how many unread messages they have on their devices.

Turn the badge counter for unread messages on or off in Telegram

As mentioned above, users can turn on the unread messages badge counter for the Telegram app on their devices to quickly see how many unread messages they have without opening the app.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Telegram app on your mobile device.

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When the app opens, click the Menu button at the top left, then select Settings on the context menu.

Telegram menu button

Next, select the “Notifications and Sounds” tile on the Settings page to expand it.

Telegram notifications and sounds

On the Settings -> Notifications and Sounds settings page, under “Badge Counter,” select the following tiles and toggle the switch button to On/Off to enable or disable.

  • Show Badge Icon – On/Off
  • Include Muted Chats – On/Off
  • Count Unread Messages – On/Off

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to show a badge counter for unread messages in the Telegram app. Please use the comments form below if you find errors or have something to add.

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One response to “How to Turn On or Off the Badge Counter for Messages You Haven’t Read in Telegram”

  1. Dana Chaney Avatar
    Dana Chaney

    Why are some of the numbers, in the badge counter, of unread messages in gray and not green? Thanks

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