Notifications are not working / I never get any pop-up / There's nothing in the notification center


I’ve installed Station and it seems to work great, apart from notifications. The only feedback I get when new mails / messages arrive in Gmail / Outlook / FB messenger, is the red dot next to the app icon in the left sidebar. No sound, though. Also, no notifications ever show up in the “notifications” section at the bottom: it always says “You have no notifications”, even if red dots are displayed next to the app icons in the left sidebar.
Also, I can only select “do not disturb” in the “notifications” window; I don’t know what the rightmost icon is meant for, but it doesn’t do anything.

Is this how it is supposed to work, or how should it be configured otherwise?

Also: I’ve noticed how the notifications in the left sidebar don’t seem to work with the “beta” or “latest” versions of Outlook / Gmail, but perhaps this is due to changes in how the new versions of those apps communicate?

Here’s the detailed report

  • Trigger: mark some messages in Gmail / Outlook as unread, or wait until new messages arrive

  • Issue: (numbers correspond to screenshot)

    1. only a red dot in the left sidebar is displayed;
    2. no sound is played, no notifications are shown in the “notifications” overview;
    3. the rightmost icon in the “notifications” overview doesn’t do anything
  • Explanatory gifs/pictures (we really need that :pray: ):

  • OS version: Windows 7 Pro, 64 bit

  • Station version: 1.11.2, Electron 1.8.4, Chrome 59.0.3071.115, Node 8.2.1, v8, @getstation/services 0.14.1

Not Receiving Notifications
No Notifications For Any App
Desktop notifications have not been displayed for a few days
No notifications on Mac
Notifications not working
Slack notifications not showing up anywhere
Notifications stopped working
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(Mike Deeks) #4

The issue I’m facing is:
I just downloaded Station for the first time on Mac and it doesn’t appear there are notifications for Gmail, Hangouts, Facebook, or WhatsApp (or anything). I assume there would at least be a red dot but there is nothing. Not even a popup.

Here’s the detailed report

  • Trigger: Get a new email or chat in any of the above apps
  • Issue:
  • No notifications. No red dot for unread and no popups.
  • OS version: macOS High Sierra 10.13.5
  • Station version: 1.15.1


The issue I’m facing is I’m not receiving notifications in Station. I haven’t received one notification since starting to use Station, even though I have all notifications enabled.

Here’s the detailed report

(Georges Abi-Heila) #6

Hey @thirty, @Mike_Deeks & @rvdb :wave:

I’m having a hard time reproducing this bug and gonna need your help :ambulance:

  1. Are you sure you enabled notifications in Station / disabled the focus mode?
  2. Are you sure you enabled each app’s notification / didn’t silence the individual apps?
  3. Are you sure you disabled your OS’ “Do Not Disturb” mode?
  4. Have you tested the behavior in your default browser: do you receive notifications there?
  5. Have you updated your Station to the latest version?


The issue I’m facing is:
2 x Goggle Inbox accounts, Google Drive, Google Keep, Google Calendar, Facebook Messenger - none of these notify when messages arrive, they show the wee red dot when I have Station open, but none of the usual Windows notifications as one would expect or see in something similar like Wavebox

Here’s the detailed report

  • Trigger: None
  • Issue: As above
  • Explanatory gifs/pictures (we really need that :pray: ):
  • OS version: Windows 10 - latest updates
    Station version 1.19.0
    Electron 2.0.2
    Chrome 61.0.3163.100
    Node 8.9.3

(Jean Claude Jung) #8

Just installed Station and notification is not working at all. 3 gmail, 1 outlook pro. Would be a great app but without notification is a bit of waste…

(Ron Van Den Branden) #9

It seems Station stops showing the red dot notifications if Outlook and Gmail are switched to the new layout.

(Retard Sroo) #10

Hello, same thing happened to me, I freshly run Station.AppImage and didnt recieve notifications on any application :frowning: I get red dots ner the icons, but I have empty notification panel and didnt get any pop-up.


:writing_hand:Brief description of the issue

My problem is that notifications have not been displayed for a few days. They are enable in Station & Windows settings… Many thanks

:warning:Mandatory details

  • :desktop_computer: OS version Windows 10.0.17134

  • :gear:Station version 1.25.1

(Akilah Pitts) #12

The issue I’m facing is …
One day last week, I cleared out my notifications and suddenly they stopped showing up under the notifications tab and I know I’m being tagged on different tasks and things like that. I’ve tried re-starting the app, turning notifications off then back on, turning DND off then on and still nothing. Please advise.

Here’s the detailed report

  • Trigger:
  • Issue:
  • Explanatory gifs/pictures (we really need that :pray: ):
  • OS version:
  • Station version:

(Mark Chinsky) #13

Just installed station for the first time.

By default, notifications were disabled (except for google) for all apps I installed (that doesn’t seem like a good idea)

FIgured that out and enabled but still not get any notifications (other than icon dot on gmail) no audio and nothing in the notification function other than a martini glass. I’m using, office 365 (new layout) and gmail to do these tests…

I downgraded my office 365 view to the old layout and I get a notification dot, but still no audio and nothing in notification center

I really want to stick with station and roll out in our company as we need to be logged into 2 instances of microsoft teams at the same time but this is critical

(Adam Warski) #14

:writing_hand: Brief description of the issue

I’ve just installed station and added the Slack integration.

:warning: Mandatory details

  • :gun: Trigger — open Station

  • :boom: Issue

I’ve got a lot of unread messages there (both direct and in channels), but no notifications are visible:

  • there’s no “red dot” on the dock icon of Station
  • there’s nothing in the notification center of Station

I’ve made sure that:

  • DND is disabled
  • Focus mode is disabled

Still, “You have no notifications” and a drink drawing.

  • :movie_camera: Explanatory gifs/pictures

  • :desktop_computer: OS version — MacOS 10.14.2

  • :gear: Station version — latest, just installed

(Max Sigurdson Scott) #15

:writing_hand: Brief description of the issue

My problem is that … Hi,

Just started using station today - seems cool! I am not getting any popups/notifications for any of my apps. Mightytext/whatsapp/skype,facebook messenger, etc. I’m looking for a little red icon or something? Sorry if its a dumb question but I can never see when any messages come in.

Okay, facebook messenger now shows a small red dot.

Skype, WhatsApp & MightyText still do not show small red dot. Can you assist?

:warning: Mandatory details

  • :gun: Trigger — Skype, WhatsApp, MightyText

  • :boom: Issue — Red Dot Notification not showing up even though new messages/text

  • :movie_camera: Explanatory gifs/pictures

  • :desktop_computer: OS version — w10

  • :gear: Station version — latest version

(Max Sigurdson Scott) #16

Any update on this @Georges ? Tried all the steps you said. No red dots on Skype, Mightytext, or WhatsApp.


(Andrew Latham) #17

Brief description of the issue - For all apps & extensions:

  • No red dot on app/extension in sidebar
  • No badge icon in the Station app in the dock
  • No alert sound
  • No notifications in notification panel.

Apps/Extensions using: Slack, Glip, Align CRM, Hangouts, 3 Google Drive Accounts, Asana and FB Messenger.

Troubleshooting Efforts: I have do not disturb turned off on my mac, I have do not disturb turned off on Station, and all the apps in Station have notifications on. I have reinstalled Station, rebooted the computer, and uninstalled and reinstalled all the apps / extensions.

This app seems fantastic bit without notifications…

:warning: Mandatory details

:gun: Trigger — Slack, Glip, Align CRM, Hangouts, 3 Google Drive Accounts, Asana and FB Messenger

:boom: Issue — No notifications in notification center, red dots on badges, or red dot on app icon in dock.

:camera: Explanatory gifs/pictures - at the bottom of response

  • First picture shows notification center and full sidebar.
  • Second picture shows a test message a friend sent to my google hangouts. Below the hangouts page, you can see no notification in the message center or any badge on the hangouts icon in Station.

:desktop_computer: OS version MacOS Mojave 10.14.2

:gear: Station version — 1.35.0

:gear: Other Station Data

  • Electron: 3.0.5
  • Chrome: 66.0.3359.181
  • Node: 10.2.0
  • v8: 6.6.346.32
  • @getstation/services 0.24.10


(Steve Lok) #18

Same here… I thought it was a weird non-feature of Station and came looking for how to fix this.

(Adrian Jones) #19

Lack of system notifications is killing me. I have my dock hidden so I don’t see any notifications unless I happen to show the dock which I rarely do. I’m on High Sierra. Any word on getting this fixed?

Any other info I can provide to help?

(Lee Jackson) #20

+1 for this on Windows. No notifications popping up. I missed a calendar appointment whilst working. Normally Chrome would ping me.

I like I can turn them off when needed but they don’t ping up when turned on.