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Types of notifications

Customize your push notifications to get real-time updates on what matters to you.

Notifications keep you in the know

When you turn on mobile notifications, you’ll get an alert so you can stay in-the-know about the things you care about. You can choose which alerts to receive. 

Notifications about accounts and Tweets related to you and your Tweets:

  • Follow or mention you
  • Like, reply, Retweet your Tweet

Notifications about communications from your followers , news, and emergencies:

  • Direct messages
  • When your contacts join Twitter
  • Tweets from accounts you follow
  • Crisis and emergencies

Web and mobile notifications

Turn on notifications for your mobile device. 

If you have the app downloaded on your phone, set push notifications to send alerts when you’re not on Twitter. 

Don’t have the app yet? Download the app first and then turn on push notifications so you don’t miss a thing. 

You can also set web notifications within your browser. 

An example of the Twitter Push notifications settings menu on the mobile app

Pro Tip

Personalize your notifications

Notifications are customizable to get you the information you want in real-time. You can even go a step further and turn on notifications for your favorite accounts. Get alerts for when your favorite accounts Tweet or go live.

Step by step

For more on both web/browser and mobile notifications, visit Notifications.


Turn on notifications

To turn on push notifications, access the Settings and privacy tab on your device and go into the Notifications tab to set your preferences.

Notification preferences

Choose which notifications you’d want to receive for either your web browser or your mobile device. Choose to get alerts for mentions of your account, interactions with your Tweets, and more. 

Step by step

Learn more about web notification preferences at how to enable web and browser notifications.

Step by step

Learn more about mobile notification preferences at about notifications on mobile devices.

Try it now

Turn on your notifications

Turn on your notifications now –– stay connected and make sure you don’t miss a thing.


Stay connected wherever you go

Turn on notifications to:

• Make sure you never miss a thing 

• Take Twitter wherever you go

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