>10 notifications unable to be opened after opening 1

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Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Website

App version number, if a mobile app issue (shown under Settings or About): NA

Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) : Edge Chromium

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages: iNat home page

Screenshots of what you are seeing (instructions for taking a screenshot on computers and mobile devices: https://www.take-a-screenshot.org/): I cannot take a screenshot because that’s part of my problem…

Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.): I login to my iNat page and under my alerts, I have lets say… 18 notifications. I click on the list and I see 18 new updates. However, once I click on one of them, they ALL go away and if I click back to the alerts list, I can only see 10 of them. I cannot see the other 8.

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That’s not a bug, it’s how current notification syste works, if you already clicked and restarted notifications, you need to go to your notificatinos page https://www.inaturalist.org/home to see those, but you can open notification list and “right click+open in a new tab” those notifications of interest and list won’t go away until you click anywhere on a page (so you can go to another tab and list will still be opened).


Yes this issue has been around for as long as iNat has (I think)

Although technically not a ‘bug’, I think iNat could stand to make notification viewing alot more intuitive


Well, three years in waiting for a new development.)



for what it’s worth, opening notifications on the apps will clear only the notifications related to the associated observation. and here’s a web page offers a way to do something similar. it may or may not be useful while we’re waiting on the system notifications revamp: https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/is-there-an-easy-way-to-open-all-notifications/25913/35.


Welcome to the Forum! I don’t have much to add, except that I also find the system a bit confusing.

Well, hopefully they will get on it eventually. It’s incredibly frustrating. I’ve been with iNat for several years and I would have hoped this was a single update type issue. :(

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Closing, as this is not a bug. As others have said, best thing to do is open up links in new tabs for now.