Managing push notifications on Twitter for Android
Please update to the latest version of Twitter for Android now available from Google Play.
The app may take a few minutes to reflect changes you've made to your notification settings.
Having too many push notifications enabled on multiple devices will prevent your account from creating a new push destination. Please visit Application settings on the web and revoke access to the Twitter for Android app. Then remove your account from the app and sign back in to update your notification settings.
To change your notification settings:
From the home timeline, press the Menu button and then tap on the Settings icon. Select an account from the account settings menu and you can choose to receive notifications for any of the settings.
To set up notifications for new Tweets from selected accounts:
To enable notifications from selected accounts, go to the account's profile on the app and tap the person icon next to the follow button. A pop up will appear with the option to Turn on notifications.
Note: If you are following accounts via SMS, you will automatically start to receive their Tweets as push notifications. You will see these accounts in the Tweets option of your notifications settings.
Enabling notifications on Kindle Fire or other tablet?
Notifications are not push compatible on tablets even if Twitter for Android is installed.
The notification setting relies on the sync setting and sync Interval to determine when the app pulls for new mentions, favorites, retweets, new followers, direct messages, or Tweets.
Notifications will only appear when the device is active; no notifications appear when the device's screen turns off or goes to standby, but will appear in the status bar once the device is activated.