Notifications and icon badges

You will receive notifications about topics in your Topic Groups (unless they are muted), mentions, and direct messages (DMs) on Typetalk. However, the way these notifications display on your app differ slightly based on your device.

Desktop Application

On Mac, you will see a numbered badge display for mentions and DMs only. Unread messages in topics within your Topic Groups will display as a period.

If you have both unread mentions/DMs and unread messages in topics within your Topic Groups, the badge will display the numbered badge, but will not count unread messages in topics within your Topic Groups. For example, if you have 1 unread mention, 1 unread DM, and 1 unread message in a topic within one of your Topic Groups, it will display the number 2 as a numbered badge.


On Windows, you will only see a period notification badge, but the icons for both Mac and Windows will look like this:


No updates to display.


Unread mentions and/or DMs.


Unread messages in your my topics.

Please note: On Desktop, you will only see notification badges for your current organization. However, you will be able to see notification badges for mentions/direct messages from all organizations. To find out more about reading notifications from different organizations, click here.

iOS app

On the iOS app, you can get push notifications and notification badges for mentions, DMs, and unread messages within your Topic Groups.


No mentions and/or DMs.


Unread mentions and/or DMs.