Has anyone else experienced an issue with the Unread / badge count not clearing on the Messenger app icon, after the most recent app updates? The app has been working great for me since I bought this phone, and previous updates have been good. The newest one was version 2.1.161, I believe. The new app update did claim that it added Unread message counts on supported phones. Since the Z series already has an unread count built-in, I think that's causing the issue. After updating yesterday the unread count will not clear after reading all new text messages. I tried the usual steps > clear app cache, clear app data, clear all app cache, clear system cache, reboot phone and had the same results. I opened the Message + app that also comes pre-installed on our Z phones, and selected Yes to use it as default, and the messages that were just read in Messenger were showing as unread in Message +. So I opened each one then switched back to Messenger as my default SMS app and the unread count would clear. It appears that the new Messenger app is not really marking the new texts as "read". There was another app update this morning (for me) and Google changed the app name to Android Messages, but the problem persisted. Tonight, I found an older version on APK Mirror and loaded it and the unread count feature is working correctly again. That kind of proves to me that it is the new app update that caused the problem. Just curious if anyone else (with or without a Z series phone) has experienced this also? If you use the stock Messenger app (the blue & white icon) and the unread count works good now, you might not want to update the app until Google fixes the app.