I noticed that after the black top bar was added I don't get the chat notifications anymore...

I can see them in chat.[sitename] page but I would like to get them in the main pages of the website.

I don't know if this a new feature or a bug, but can you add this back, please?

  • I get chat notifications in my top bar, if I don't read them or post in the chat after the mention.
    – 3ventic
    Commented Jan 1, 2014 at 13:47
  • @3ventic That's nice.. I cannot see them. But if I go to the chat page (chat.stackoverflow.com) I see that green circle with the number of pings. Commented Jan 1, 2014 at 13:50
  • It might be specific to chat.SO, while chat.SE works.
    – 3ventic
    Commented Jan 1, 2014 at 13:53
  • @3ventic No, it doesn't work on any website... :-( Commented Jan 1, 2014 at 13:55
  • Might be the same bug as this one... Commented Jan 1, 2014 at 14:57
  • @Flyk I don't see the chat messages in the inbox... I can see only the notifications from sites. Commented Jan 1, 2014 at 15:42
  • Chat notifications do appear in the inbox on the main site. They are delayed, have you waited long enough? There's a known bug that the read/unread marking may be incorrect. Commented Jan 1, 2014 at 15:47
  • @Gilles Voted that, since the new top bar was implemented I don't get the chat notifications... I guessed this is a new feature but this confused me when I saw the unread messages in the chat going to the chat.stackoverflow.com page. How much must I wait until I get the notifications? Commented Jan 1, 2014 at 16:00
  • I think the delay is 30min, but I'm not sure. I didn't observe any change in the switch to the new top bar. Commented Jan 1, 2014 at 16:02
  • I'm still getting chat notifications today, so this isn't broken for everyone. Can you link to some messages that should have notified you but didn't? Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 18:11
  • @Gilles I think that I was actually wrong.. They have a delay of 20 minutes - I guess. Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 19:14

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Ok, It's not really a bug. We tested this functionality in the meta chat.

It seems that the chat notifications come in the top navbar after 20 (?) minutes.

Here is what I see after 23 minutes

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    Wasn't this always the case? Chat notifications have always been delayed by atleast 15 minutes as far as I remember... They are never realtime..
    – Aditya
    Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 20:05
  • @Aditya I don't remember this.. The others say that it was always the case. Commented Jan 3, 2014 at 6:29

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