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I don’t know why Google hid the notification log widget and judging from the huge number of apps in the Play store that offer to record notifications for you, it really is a sought after feature.

You CAN access the classic Notification Log in Android 8 on Samsung phones. Use Nova Launcher, then once installed, add a “widget” to your Nova Launcher home screen for the “Notification Log”.

1. Install Nova Launcher and run it
2. Long press on your Nova Launcher home screen


3. Press and hold to add an __ACTIVITIES__ widget (should be near the top)


4. From there choose a Settings widget

20190302_1654495. Choose Notification Log

20190302_1633186. Select your new Notification Log to access the Android Notification Log.


Woot! Old notifications. Did you really need it?


Note this UI only displays about 50 past notifications. I am not sure what it does with older ones.

Originally seen in a comment from Javier P [on this page: May the gods bless his life.

Thanks to Nova Launcher for making such a great app.