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Developers API - Getting an unread count from Textra SMS

Whenever the unread count changes in Textra SMS, it broadcasts an intent with the action set to "com.textra.UPDATE_UNREAD". The intent will have an integer extra called "count" with the unread count.

You can receive the broadcasts in the normal way, by either registering a receiver in the manifest of your app, or by programmatically registering a receiver. 

The official documentation is here: and a succinct tutorial is here:

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Note: This broadcast is provided only from Textra SMS v3.22 onwards.

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