A few updates ago on my Samsung Galaxy S10 added new "chat features from Google" and a notification of this new feature was flagged with the standard "N" icon:

screenshot showing "N" icon


Clicking the N icon brings up the Messages Settings


messages settings


and clicking on "Chat settings" comes up with

chat settings

I click on use without chat features and annoyingly the new feature notification N icon stays there.

I now know about the potential new features I don't want so the N icon should be gone.

How do I get that removed without accepting the new chat features?

1 Answer 1


You can downgrade the application
Download any earlier version of the app from here. Don't download any beta version.. use stable ones.

  • Wouldn't downloading and installing earlier versions introduce potential security flaws onto the phone? Commented Dec 21, 2020 at 10:03
  • You can check the changelog of the app if there is any security update but to be honest the earlier version of the app is safe too after all it's made by google. But if you're not happy with it then you can use any other messaging app (which i don't recommend) Tell if you're not satisfied by the answer, I'll delete it.
    – 44yu5h
    Commented Dec 21, 2020 at 16:00

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