New messages notification

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For many years, the new messages notification appeared like this:

The Echo new message notification looks roughly like this.

It was colloquially referred to as the "orange bar of death" or "orange bar of doom" (OBOD). The Echo extension replaces the original bar with the Echo bubble and a more minimal notification bar.

However, users can simulate the old version by using the Orange Bar gadget available on Wikipedia.

To see what the new messages notification looks like by default in various skins, look below (the above bar's look is preserved):

Preview with available skins: