If you are wondering how to block Facebook badge notifications on Android 2017 or for any other Android app for that matter, then you are at the right place. In the guide below, you will learn how to disable notification badges on Android app icons. This tutorial works on any Android powered smartphone and tablet device.
App icon badges are one of the most annoying features no Android. If you like to use plenty of Android apps and games on your mobile device, then having all these small red circled badge notifications over app icons for unread messages not only get confusing as to which app they belong to, but they also make the interface look cluttered and unpleasant.
As any mobile user would know that an alert is pushed to Android device when a new notification is sent. You can view these unread messages in the notification center by sliding down fingers from the top of the device’s display. Enabling an LED alert to accompany the alerts will make it blink when a new message is received on your device. On Android, notification badge shows up at the top corner of the app icon to indicate the new message remains unread and waiting for your attention. App icon badges for notifications is supported by most applications on Android. It makes it easy to know how many messages are still unread in apps such as Messages, Gmail, WhatsApp, and others. All it takes is a single glance on app icon badges to see the number of unread messages. Starting from Android Oreo, apps with the support for this feature will show notification badges on their icons. Previously, we covered the method on how to disable app notification badges on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Here, we are going to look at the way to enable or disable app icon badges on any Android powered device.
Thankfully, Google has added the feature that allows users to control whether they want to see app icon badges or not when a new notification arrives, or when it remains unread on Android. Now let’s take a look at how to enable or disable app icon badges for notifications on Android.
Enable/Disable Icon Badges For All Apps On Android
You can choose to enable or disable icon badges for all or individual apps. Android Oreo makes it easy to select which apps can show extra information in the form of badge icon or notification on Home Screen.
To do so, open Settings app on your Android device and go to Apps & Notifications. Now tap on Notifications and enable or disable app icon badge by turning the Allow icon badges switch to ON or OFF position.
Enable/Disable Icon Badges For Individual Apps On Android
There is another option that lets you to enable or disable individual app icon badges on Android. For that, head over to the Settings app and then tap on Apps & Notifications. After that, go to Notifications and tap on the app for which you want to enable or disable the icon badge. In the app’s dedicated Notifications screen, you will find its own Allow icon badge toggle switch. You can choose to turn this switch ON or OFF to enable or disable the app icon badge from showing on your Android device.
App Support On Android Oreo
This features is disabled on Android O by default. The option to enable or disable app icon badge is inside the Settings app. You should note that the app icon badge is not supported by all Android apps yet. So even if this features is enabled on Android, it will not show for certain apps until developers choose to add this ability in future updates. Since Android O is very much new, there are not many apps with icon badge support for now.
However, some popular apps like Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and others have already added support for icon badges that appear as floating icon on the home screen when enabled. Although some other Android apps did try to copy this feature from Facebook, but most of them require root access unlocked on Android. And as you know root is far from stable as it can causes apps like Netflix and Pokemon GO to trip. So you would probably want to wait for the official developer support for the feature in the future app updates.