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Private messages extension has its own unread message system where you can add {new_messages} tag to a nav menu item which will then show number of unread messages in nav menu.

  1. Create a nav menu item using link option.
  2. URL is to go to user profile messaging tab. Just need to copy the URL for the private messages tab but remove the part of URL where the username is.
  3. In label option for the nav menu item add test such as: Messages {new_messages}
  4. Update menu.