I would like to have the chat notifications stand out in a more obvious manner. Perhaps within the notifications area without using the @FnameLname function or in some more obvious manner. Maybe:
My Notifications | Activity Feed | Direct & Group Chats | Archived
Right now the small icon change in the Groups or Direct sidebar area is far too easy to miss, and if those panels are closed up, then it becomes even more subtle.
Even if were an option that would auto add chat notifications to the notifications area as if the other chat partners used the @FnameLname function