Sorry I had to switch back to Samsung Messages, because I usually use Google Messages. Ok so I just tested it and send myself a text from my work phone. You're right the part "under" the Messages is gone, however once I received the text, the whole part said 1 unread message, click to view unread message.
What type of device are you using?
Can I please have your full model number, baseband version, service provider, and Android version?
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