IOS badge notifications

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  • Winnie

    Seems there is some sort of confusion when the desktop app is open because my iOS device isn't getting notifications when the app is open and running on my Mac. When I close the desktop app I start receiving notifications but only @everyone and mentions still produce a badge icon not all messages product a badge icon.

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  • megamtr

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  • Josh Withee

    Yes! This is basic functionality that Discord needs to add!

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  • lindzboots

    Agreed! Discord is superior to all other group messaging apps I’ve tried, but it’s the only one that doesn’t offer a badge app icon for general notifications, and it’s a killer.
    I understand that it would be a LOT of notifications if it popped up a badge for every message on every server, but it would be lovely to be able to tailor it to specific channels & servers!

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  • Pavlíčky

    Not receiving a badge icons when a message has been sent into the server which has the "All notifications" enabled is very inconvenient and kind of useless for some user which are checking their Discord only when the badge appears.
    This is an issue for iOS as well as Android users.

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  • c.megalodon

    This is something I’ve wanted as well. I use a small Discord server for my family messaging, and would like the option for per channel to have badge notifications for every message even if I’m not directly mentioned (this could be a server default setting as well for all channels with overrides per channel).

    It seems simple to implement, since all the pieces are already in place.

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  • HuckleberryLinn

    Throwing another vote in favor of this. It's the last hurdle in getting my friends to migrate to Discord.

    There's another (less clearly worded, less focused) Feedback item on this topic that interested folks should upvote as well:
    https://support.discord.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360042607471-iOS-app-icon-red-dot-notification-for-mobile-

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  • DarthSkadoosh

    Upvoting all of these. I’ve been told it’s “working as intended”; which is absolutely ridiculous. “This is to make sure that you won't be bugged for spam messages that shouldn't really concern you”. That’s a great sentiment, but literally there are already 2 individual and dedicated settings to specifically avoid that from happening (@ only and mute all). Instead, they’ve made the decision on our behalf to make the button that they took time to program in (all messages) non functional. It makes zero sense. It’s like having a light switch that has on, off, and strobe settings, but the on position does absolutely nothing. If it was working as intended, the setting would actually accomplish what it’s labeled as.

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  • jiggityj

    Just adding more to support the argument that not having this feature is a killer and the only thing holding it back for many people I know from moving away from WhatsApp or Slack.

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  • pancakeonions

    I'm hoping this can be fixed too - one more voice added to the chorus!  I just want the small red badge for a *select* few Discord servers, so I know when friends have replied in our text chats there (any and all replies, not just "@" replies).  It's odd, but it seems that features is described here (https://support.discord.com/hc/en-us/articles/218892547--Mobile-Notifications-Settings-101) but is not really been implemented yet. I can go into my server that I want to follow, select what appears to be a notification setting that will alert me with the badge, the small red numerical counter on the app icon, but alas it does not work. 

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  • Paddan

    I can only agree with what has been said above. The current behaviour is not only counter-intuitive, it makes the user experience severely lacking for a certain portion of the user base, while in principle not offering any additional feature for the rest of the users. Really hope proper badging can be implemented as soon as possible.

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  • yiwis

    yeh -- I thought it was a bug -- I have a couple servers with only tiny numbers of friends that use them, and I miss messages from them constantly because of the lack of a badge notification.

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  • TheGameV30

    It’s been a year and Discord still hasn’t figured out how to fix this yet??? As others have said, let us set which servers we want notifications for (which is already built in to the app) except give us the notification red dots so we know there have been messages sent! Not tough. Come on, Discord.

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  • RecursiveGeek

    So glad to see this thread! I kept checking my configuration and then waiting for new messages and miss them. This is a weird omission. Telegram and Teams does configurable badge notifications so I don’t miss messages while not looking at the phone. A real shame and a deal breaker for moving to or recommending this platform. A big omission on workflow management. A big elimination of otherwise useful servers on the platform.

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  • TheOriginalGeoff

    Ditto ditto ditto ditto…though I was on crazy pills, makes me feel better but this lack of app icon notification badges per approved channels let alone at all could still drive me full Mugatu

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  • tjwood

    Need this so badly.

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  • trecy

    Me too

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  • EJW22

    Me too

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  • SkolVikingsGuy

    I'm on Android, trying to get friends to use Discord, but they've decided not to because of this iPhone issue.  So frustrating.

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  • lex

    A badge notification would help so much! I’ve been missing crucial messages and memes from my group. I’ve configured my phone settings so that the messages appear on my lock screen, but often I’m opening my phone to attend to something else, and I forget to check back for the messages I missed if I don’t see the red dot.

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  • plightshift

    Can't believe this is now two years old. Wanted to start a group for my family, but all the iPhone users are dealing with this.

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  • SkolVikingsGuy

    Do we know why they're refusing to add this basic functionality?  Is it on purpose for some reason, or is just that they're ignoring the issue?

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  • DarthSkadoosh

    SkolVikingsGuy See my message above but I've been told “working as intended” “This is to make sure that you won't be bugged for spam messages that shouldn't really concern you”. Considering it is literally not working as intended, because when you select the setting the setting does not work, there's a lot of issues with their logic. The little red number is not spammy. We all know those people with like 3,000 emails on their badge. If anything by their logic it would turn off banner notifications, I could absolutely understand why those could get spammy especially in a really big server. But, again, they have already built in 2 other functional settings to avoid spam (@ only, Mute All) so. It makes so little sense it's truly mindboggling

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  • SkolVikingsGuy

    Thanks for the response, very helpful.   

    The other part that then gets confusing is that little number shows up on my Android phone, as you'd expect.  So it's inconsistent, which doesn't make sense.

    It's so frustrating because I have two groups of family and friends that are trying to use Discord because I tell them how great it is, but this issue is a deal breaker for them.

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  • DarthSkadoosh

    SkolVikingsGuy np. I am right there with you. This thread is 2 years old and there are several others like it, asking for a basic functionality that has been part of iOS since literally day one. It makes absolutely zero sense why they bothered to code in the button to not have it actually work, and refuse to change it. It's incredibly frustrating and is a massive downside to an otherwise delightful platform. I do not understand why they refuse to pull their app up to par for iphone users. Over half of the smart phones in the US are iphones and like 25% globally. Why would you intentionally handicap your app on that population. And like you mentioned, it's literally JUST on iOS. Badge notifications work perfectly fine on android

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