What does Chrome try to tell me? (aka red dot always appears on Google Chrome without apparent reason)



  • For a while now, there is a permanent red dot over my Google Chrome app icon:

    red dot over Chrome

    I don't have any tabs open (had many, closed them all trying to get rid of the dot) and checked all possible settings of the app.

    When I open the app and close the default tab it shows, the app close, dot disappears for a second then showing again.

    Why is there a red dot, and how can I get rid of it?

    Device and OS: realme 6 pro V2.0, android version 11



  • That's the Chrome https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/ui/notifiers/notifications , which is a notification alert. You should be able to access the notification details in the notification panel.

    In this case, it turns out be a download complete alert, which wasn't swiped away:

    download complete notification




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