Verizon Message + app is my favorite, and I had it on my previous phone (HTC Desire 626 Android 5).
Current Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Android 11
Issue No new notifications showing up on the Verizon Messages icon located at the very bottom bar.
We know how important it is to be able to enjoy your apps, and I would be happy to provide more details about the Verizon Messages app. The feature that includes the number of messages showing on the app icon is a cosmetic display feature, and it is not included in recent software updates. While you can still view the messages if you go in, the display for this app no longer shows the number of messages. Does that help clarify?