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How to Turn On or Off WhatsApp Badges

On iPhone, if you receive a WhatsApp message while not in the app, you’ll see the count of those unread messages in the WhatsApp icon. And the count remains on the icon until you open the app.

On Android, you’ll view a dot on the WhatsApp icon if you receive a message while not in the WhatsApp app. And the dot remains on the icon until you open the app.

This guide is for you if you don’t want that notification badge or dot. I use an Android phone and iPhone.

Turn Off the Notification Badge on WhatsApp (iPhone)

Here are the steps:

Open the Settings app on your iPhone, scroll down to the bottom, and tap WhatsApp.

Hit Notifications.

You can see Badges. Please turn it off, and that’s it.

If you want the badge, turn on the option mentioned above.

Disable Notification Dot on WhatsApp (Android)

Press the WhatsApp icon and hit the Info icon (the one with the “i” and circle around it).

Tap Notifications.

Scroll down to the bottom and see the Allow notification dot option.

Please turn it off, and that’s all.

If you want the dot, turn on the option mentioned above.

See: How to Remove Admin from WhatsApp Group

Fix Can’t See Notification Badge or Dot on WhatsApp Issue

If you can’t view the dot or badge, do the following until the issue is fixed:

  1. Ensure you’ve not turned off the “Allow notification dot” or “Badges” you’ve seen above.
  1. Make sure you’ve not disabled the WhatsApp notifications completely.

That’s it.

Thanks for reading.