Messaging Plugin Notices

Good morning. I was wondering if there was a way for the messaging plugin to have a visual notice of a new message besides the email that is sent? The feature I am thinking of is the way that the Plugins tab to the left indicates to the admin that a new update has been released with a red dot to the right with the number indicating how many plugins need updating. Sometimes I am not logged into email and a considerable amount of time is passed before noticing that I have a new message in my inbox.