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How To Setup Twitter Alerts?

Last updated on September 5th, 2019 at 12:51 pm

Twitter is a popular social media channel that has been an ultimate source of information and the latest updates from its launch. From well-known personalities to small business owners, everyone is on Twitter to keep an active connection with their audience and professional contacts.

Millions of people prefer Twitter over other social media channels because of its easy accessibility and tons of options it offers to keep users’ presence active on the channel. Along with various features and setups, Twitter also offers an alert feature which brings every user one step closer to get important and accurate information from the credible organization during emergencies, natural disasters or situations when other communications services are not nearby.

Twitter makes it possible for users to receive reliable information during important situations through alert features.  Twitter alerts help to get accurate and important information when you need it the most. If you sign up to get an account’s Twitter Alerts, you will get notification directly on your mobile device whenever the account makes Tweets as an alert.

Moreover, Twitter delivers notification via SMS, and if you use Twitter for iOS or Android, you will also get a push notification- alerts also appear in a different manner on your home timeline from the regular Tweets as they will be indicated with an orange bell.

In order to subscribe to those notifications, you could directly go to your account’s setup page. Apart from this, you can find your organization as a part of the program when you visit its profile.

Moving forward there are three different ways to set up alerts on Twitter-from getting an email alert to SMS notifications and even emergency push notifications every time news agency or some outlets tweets.

In this post, we have discussed all these three methods to get Twitter alerts-

  • Push Notification
  • SMS Notification
  • Email Notification

Receive Alerts Via Push Notification:

Twitter has its own tool to provide every user with notifications during the time they are not active on Twitter. This twitter tool is an amazing tool for users who want notifications during any emergency or the time they are not active on Twitter. Moreover, the notification feature could be beneficial for large corporations and small platforms.

To set up Twitter push notification, you need to follow the steps given below-

1. Open Twitter:

Receive Alerts Via Push Notification - Type twitter.com

Open Twitter in your preferred web browser by typing twitter.com. Doing this, you will be taken on Twitter’s main page where you will have all the tweets posted by your followers and the people you follow.

Receive Alerts Via Push Notification - Login Twitter

2. Click More:

On Twitter’s main page, you will see a list of options located at the left side of the page. There click on the “More” option. This option will provide you a list of accounts settings and other similar setups.

Receive Alerts Via Push Notification - Click More

3. Go To Settings & Privacy:

From the “More” option, you will be prompted with a new list of options which will include, “Moments,” “Promote Mode,” “Twitter Ads,” “Analytics,” “Settings and privacy,” “Help Center,” and “Display.”

Receive Alerts Via Push Notification - Click Settings And Privacy

Here, you need to click on “Settings & Privacy”  which will open up a page with different options to set up the account features as per your preferences.

On the page, you will have “Settings” tab at the top of the page below which you will find “Account,” “Privacy and safety,” “Notifications,” and  “Content preferences”.

4. Select Notification:

From the settings tabs, click on the “Notifications”  tab, doing this a new pop-up will appear on the right side of the page. There, look for the “preferences” option, below which you will find the “Push notification” option.

Select Notification

5. Turn On Push Notification:

Receive Alerts Via Push Notification - click on the Push notification

Now, click on the “Push notification” option after which you will have a page showing a message, ” Get push notifications to find out what’s going on when you’re not on Twitter. You can turn them off anytime. This selection is for any account while you’re using it in this browser.” There simply click on the “Turn on” option to receive notification timely.

Receive Alerts Via Push Notification - click on the Turn on option

Receive Alerts Via SMS:

Getting notification through SMS is an ultimate source to know the new updates happening around, and Twitter allows you to get notification easily through the SMS medium on your phone device. This will lets you know everything about the new tweets on your account without logging in into any email account.

Here are the easy steps to attempt if you want to turn on alerts via SMS-

1. Open Twitter:

Receive Alerts Via SMS - Type Twitter.com in your preferred web browser

Log in your Twitter account via your preferred application or through its application. Just in case you are not logged in already then you will be required to provide your login id and password to simply get into your Twitter account.

Receive Alerts Via SMS  - Log in your Twitter account

2. Click More:

Once you are logged into your Twitter account, you will have a list of options located at the left side of the page. On the list, click on the “More” option which will open a new list of options on your screen.

Receive Alerts Via SMS - Click More

3. Select Settings & Privacy:

From the more option, you will reach a new list of option where you have to select the “Settings and privacy”. Doing this, you will have a new page containing lots of options.

Receive Alerts Via SMS - Click Settings And Privacy

4. Select Notification:

Among all the options, select “Notifications” tab which will take you on a new page. There, a list of different options will appear on the right side of the page.

Receive Alerts Via SMS - Select Notification

There, select “SMS notifications”  located below the preferences tab. As soon as you click on the “SMS notification, you will have a list where you can customize options for you as per your preferences.

Moreover, if you haven’t added your phone number previously then you can add the phone number easily or can change the existing number from the top of the page.

sms notification

Note: “You just need to mark the box located in front of every option.”

Receive Alerts Via Email:

Receiving Twitter alerts on your email account is also a good option which can help you to be updated with the tweets and posts on Twitter.

Here are the easy solutions you must follow to get notifications on your email address-

1. Open Twitter:

Receive Alerts Via Email - Type Twitter.com in your preferred web browser

You need to start by launching Twitter account through the preferred web browser or via its application. Just in case, you are not logged in your account already, then you will be required to provide your credentials that are login id and password.

Receive Alerts Via Email  - Log in your Twitter account

2. Click More:

On the main page of Twitter, you will see a list of multiple options located at the left side of the page. There, you will be required to click on the “More” option to proceed with the further procedure.

Receive Alerts Via Email - Click More

3. Go To Settings & Privacy:

Now, it is the time to take a step forward and select the “Settings & Privacy” option. This will bring a new page on your screen where you have to select the “Notification” tab to complete the procedure.

Receive Alerts Via Email - Click Settings And Privacy

4. Go To Email Notifications:

From the notification tab, a new page will open on your screen, there select “Email notifications” tab located under the preferences tab.

Receive Alerts Via SMS - Go To Email Notifications

Once you select the “Email notifications” tab, a page with tons of option will appear, where you could make the change as per your choice and can customize your settings to receive notifications as per your preferences.

Receive Alerts Via Email - select the Email notifications tab

That’s it, you are done. These three different steps could make it easy for you to know what is happening on your Twitter account and what are the latest updates tweeted by your followers.