17 November 2017
Android Oreo is the latest version of world's biggest smartphone platform and was released to the public a few months ago. It comes with a number of new features including all-new Notification Dots which offers a better way of interacting with notifications. But as only a handful of devices are currently running Android Oreo, most of the Android users are unable to make use of this functionality. This is the reason we decided to write this tutorial which will help you get Android Oreo Notification Dots feature on any Android device.
Before we get started, do make sure that you have the latest version of the Nova Launcher Prime installed on your Android device. The developers of the launcher added this Notification Dots functionality to the beta version earlier this year followed by a public release of the same.
So presuming that you have the launcher, let's start the tutorial.
Step 1: Go to Nova Launcher settings and tap Notification badges option.
Step 2: Tap the Choose a style option and select Dots style. You now need to select the size and position of the notification dot which can be anywhere on the four corners.
Those are the only two steps you need to follow and voila, you have Android Oreo Notification Dots on your Android device. Whenever you will get a new notification, you will see the dot next to that particular app. You can tap and hold on the app icon to see a peek at the most recent notification and even choose to swipe it away. If you want to enter the app, simply tap the notification peek and it will take you straight to the app.