Notifications > Reduce noise of read notifications

When viewing notifications it is hard to know which ones have been read and which haven’t.

:man_shrugging: Example

There is a tiny blue dot :large_blue_circle:, which oddly doesn’t match the colour of the dot in the left hand bar.

I suggest two solutions:

  1. User clicks on :gear: and can select Clear read notifications

  2. Read notifications are reduced in prominence (and prominence increases on hover/focus)

Another way to handle this is to have an “Inbox” tab where all new notifications appear, and you must manually “Archive” or clear them after they are read, after which they move to an “Archive” tab.

I like this model because it allows me to easily decide which notifications should continue to appear in my “Inbox”, where they stay on my radar – like a quick list of “things that need my attention”.

Asana also works this way.


I have also been receiving requests for “archiving” and/or “clearing” of individual notifications to reduce the notification clutter of notifications that have been read, similar as described by @Matt_Blais.

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