Reading Android's new instructions to adapt my app icon (in a status bar), I am stuck on this:

Notification icons should only be a white-on-transparent background image.

What does it mean a "white-on-transparent background image"?

Basically, I currently own a .PNG image with the icon of my app (not transparent).

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This means the icon should have a white color for any lines/shapes that your icon has and be transparent in all other areas.

  • Is there an easy way to make my current icon valid?
    – Mik378
    Sep 19, 2015 at 21:40
  • @Mik378 What does your current icon look like? Sep 19, 2015 at 21:41
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    @Mik378 For that image, just make the blue transparent and it should be fine Sep 19, 2015 at 21:44
  • No need to touch on the "W" ?
    – Mik378
    Sep 19, 2015 at 21:45
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    @Mik378 I don't think so, it looks white to me Sep 19, 2015 at 21:46

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