I'm aware of this question, but it applied to an older (readonly) api version. Given that API 2.2 is read/write, I figured this might be possible now.

Is there any way for an application using the API to mark as read those items returned by the inbox/unread method?

I would be inclined to think there is a way, given that I'm posting this from an android app which is capable of doing that. If there isn't, please consider this a feature request, the sx client for Emacs will be considerably less useful without this.

  • Pretty sure the answer is still no. Send me a comment reply and I'll double-check (Unless I forget by the time I get my next inbox items). Commented Dec 21, 2014 at 9:21
  • Nope. Only thing I've yet to try is to upvote an unread comment via the API. If that doesn't mark the matching notice as unread, then there's a bug in the upvote logic. Commented Dec 21, 2014 at 22:44
  • @BrockAdams Yet another one then?
    – Malabarba
    Commented Dec 21, 2014 at 23:06
  • Oops. No. I'm done trying to find workarounds for this. You should try checking the official app for an undoc'd api. Commented Dec 21, 2014 at 23:09
  • @BrockAdams OK, thanks a lot for your help. I'll ask the app's developer.
    – Malabarba
    Commented Dec 21, 2014 at 23:17

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This is not possible in api-2.2, but it might be made available in 2.3.

I had an email exchange with someone from the android app team, who then talked to the api team. It's not on 2.2 but they're "open to moving it to the 2.3 API release".


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