I think it would be nice if you read an inbox notification on the desktop version of the site, it should dismiss the native Android notification in the system tray. It seems kind of weird when I come back to my phone an hour later, and find a bunch of notifications I thought a dealt with... and come to find out I really did deal with them.

  • And visa-versa ideally. i.e. I read the notification on android. This should stop the notification appearing on the website. Aug 16, 2013 at 7:40
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    @georgeduckett It seems like that's already implemented. If you read a notification from within the Android app, the red notification symbol on the site vanishes already. That's what happened with your comment notification at least...
    – Steven V
    Aug 16, 2013 at 11:32
  • Hmm, looks like you're quite right. Possibly I already had it open or had 2 notifications or something. Aug 16, 2013 at 12:14
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    I've just had it happen again. I received a notification in the app. Wanted to edit my comment so I opened it in the browser and was greeted with the same 2 notifications. Aug 16, 2013 at 19:39
  • This would increase the data transfer for Notification exactly 2 times. Sep 5, 2013 at 2:04
  • @VenomVendor I don't think it would. When you read the global inbox on the website it marks all notifications as read. It seems like there needs to be one push message to the phone that simply says "read all notifications on website and clear notification from tray". That would be a very small push message without the need to push anything twice.
    – Steven V
    Sep 5, 2013 at 2:07
  • I haven't noticed working of notifications properly, does one click clear all pending notifications or clears only clicked notification? Sep 5, 2013 at 3:04
  • @VenomVendor Are we talking about the clearing of the native notification in the notification tray being cleared when you read the notifications on the desktop version of the website?
    – Steven V
    Sep 5, 2013 at 3:08
  • my last comment was about desktop version. Sep 5, 2013 at 3:42
  • @VenomVendor ah okay. On the desktop site, when you click and open the notification window, all notifications are marked read. There was a request to change this behavior but it was declined by Jeff.
    – Steven V
    Sep 5, 2013 at 12:55

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This was supposed to be available in an earlier version. Research led me to a deployment issue around the push notification service. It should be fixed now - if you read your inbox on the website it will clear the notification on your android device.

  • Bah! I didn't realize this was an answer to this question... now to wait for another notification.
    – Steven V
    Sep 5, 2013 at 20:39
  • Here's a test comment - let's see if it works. Sep 5, 2013 at 20:39
  • Huzzah, looks good! Thanks!
    – Steven V
    Sep 5, 2013 at 20:40
  • Works on my phone :)
    – Not loved
    Sep 6, 2013 at 8:20

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