Updating your email preferences

To change your email preferences:

  1. Log in to Twitter.
  2. Click on the gear icon and select Settings from drop down menu.
  3. Click on Email notifications from the settings sidebar.
  4. Check or un-check the notification boxes to reflect your email preferences.
  5. Click Save changes. Your preferences are now saved!
    NOTE: You can also adjust your notification settings by clicking on the unsubscribe link in an email footer, which un-checks the notification setting for that particular type of notification. You can opt out of most communications from Twitter. As part of providing Twitter, we may need to send you certain communications, such as service announcements and administrative messages.

    Activity related to you and your Tweets

    You can receive a notification when your Tweets or Retweets are retweeted or marked as favorites. You can also receive a notification when you are mentioned in a Tweet or when a Tweet that mentions you is favorited. For each of these emails you can choose to receive notifications "Tailored for you" or by anyone. You can also receive notifications if you are followed by someone new or when you receive a direct message.

    Please note: We strive to make sure we email you only when it's most relevant. You may not receive an email every time there is activity related to you and your Tweets. For more information, see below.

    Activity from your Network

    Twitter is one of the premier places to get up to date news from around the world in real time. These emails help sum up what's going on on Twitter and keep you in the loop on what’s most relevant and popular in the moment!

    Updates from Twitter

    Occasionally, Twitter has some exciting news about new products or features from Twitter or one of our partners, tips for becoming a Twitter expert, or suggestions for relevant and interesting accounts to follow, such as those of people that you may already know. If you haven’t signed into Twitter in a while, we might send you an update with things you’ve missed on Twitter that we think you might enjoy. We may also email you about participation in one of our occasional user research surveys, which help make Twitter better. With these updates, we want to make sure you know about the latest and greatest from Twitter so you can stay current!

    When will I receive email notifications?

    You may receive emails from Twitter for the types of communications selected in your settings under email notifications. You may also receive occasional service announcements and administrative messages from Twitter, such as emails asking you to confirm the email address associated with your account or emails notifying you of a password change.

    If you enable notifications for Retweets, @replies or mentions, favorites, or follows, you may not receive a notification for every Retweet, @reply or mention, favorite or follow. In an effort to send you email only when it's most relevant, we may not, for example, notify you of mentions by accounts that are new or have not yet confirmed the email address associated with their account. We are constantly experimenting with email notifications to strike the right balance in keeping you up to date.

    Having trouble?

    If you're having trouble receiving our emails, please see our troubleshooting section for more information.

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