Chrome will use the purpose member in the Web App Manifest to determine which icon to use in the status bar for notifications for "Improved Add to Homescreen" web apps (described This is already possible for Android M+ using notification badges described in Using the "purpose" member will enable doing this for pre-M Android


Specification link

Specification currently under development in a Working Group

Status in Chromium


No longer pursuing (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

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Last updated on 2021-12-05