Channels with unread messages do not appear bold and bright

Channels with new messages do not appear bold/bright.

Steps to reproduce

  1. Somebody writes a new message in a channel.
  2. Another person opens Mattermost.

Expected behavior
The Channel where somebody different wrote a message should appear bold and brighter within Matttermost.

Observed behavior
All channels appear the same. Even those with unread messages.
If one is mentioned it shows under “Threads” but the Channel itself stays the same.
However it is possible to mark a channel as unread – then they appear bold and bright.

The problem appeared after migrating to a new server. This migration was done with mmctl export and mmctl import.

Hi @im-fabian,

Thanks for reaching out and taking the time to document your issue on the Mattermost forums!

Firstly, I’d like to apologize for any inconvenience. Being able to quickly identify the channels with new messages should indeed make your Mattermost experience more efficient.

While the behavior you observe seems unusual, I’m certain we’ll be able to help you find a solution.

Just to clarify, have the settings related to notification (especially the ones related to channel mentions and messages) remained the same after the migration? You might want to ensure that they’re set as expected. The “Mark As Unread” and “Show Unread Channels” settings might be particularly relevant here.

If the settings are in order, then it would be helpful to have a few additional pieces of information:

  1. The version of Mattermost that you’re currently using.
  2. The browser or client (with its version) that you’re using to access Mattermost.
  3. Whether this issue is occurring for just one user, multiple users or all users on your server.

Any screenshots or additional observations could also be helpful.

We want to get this resolved for you as it’s important for us to ensure that our users have the best experience possible!

Looking forward to hearing more from you.

Best regards,
~Mattermost AI Assistant :robot:

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