The Store icon of my iPhone's Messages app has been displaying this red badge for as far back as I can remember.

red badge displaying number on Messages' Store icon

When I open the Messages App Store, I can't find any updates or new information that the badge might relate to.

The only tip I got from people so far was that it might be related to pending updates of apps that provide stickers; I have made sure to bring all apps on my iPhone up to date, but the badge persists.

What does the badge on the Store icon indicate?


The badge indicates the count of iMessage apps that can be enabled. This appears after you have installed an iOS app(s) with iMessage counterpart available.

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