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How to stop the message and name from showing status bar but keep the notification icon?

In the app, click on ‘Inbox’  on the top left, then click  ‘More’ to go the feature page. (You can also hold and then swipe right on the conversation page ). Then click on Settings -> All - Notification Settings -> Notification for each contact (on ) ->  Privacy mode  (hide contact and message)