Every freaking time I check notifications in the [Meetup](https://www.meetup.com) app I tap on the damn new message icon. The little dot below the message bubble reminds me of notification badges in iOS. Instinctively I tap the icon expecting to see alerts or notifications, but instead it shows me a modal to create a new message.
Why is the dot even there? Why not just make the icon a solid shape?
![Before And After Create Message Icon](/content/images/2018/08/Before-and-After.png)