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Enabling web and browser notifications

A web notification is a pop-up that appears within your web browser to notify you about what’s happening on Twitter when you’re on twitter.com and logged in to your account. If you’re using Chrome you can also turn on browser notifications, which enables you to receive notifications as they happen, regardless of whether you’re on twitter.com.

You can get notifications for things like Direct Messages, follows, likes, replies to your Tweets, mentions, and Retweets of your Tweets.

From a web notification, you can then reply to a Tweet or Direct Message, Retweet or like a Tweet, or follow someone back.

Managing your web notification preferences

  1. Log in to twitter.com.
  2. Click on the profile icon and select Settings from the drop down menu.
  3. Click on Web notifications from the settings sidebar.
  4. Check or un-check the boxes for the notifications you wish to receive, or change the drop-down selections to see notifications Tailored for you (based on who you follow) or By anyone.
  5. Click Save changes.

Turn on browser notifications

  1. Log in to twitter.com using the Chrome browser.
  2. Click on the profile icon and select Settings from the drop down menu.
  3. Click on Web notifications from the settings sidebar.
  4. Next to Turn on browser notifications, click Turn on. You can turn them off at any time.

When will I receive web or browser notifications?

Whether you've opted to receive web or browser notifications Tailored for you or By anyone, we strive to make sure we notify you only when it's most relevant. You may not receive a notification every time there is activity related to you and your Tweets. To see a full list of your interactions, check your Notifications tab.

How do I set up push notifications on my mobile device?

Push notifications on mobile devices are set up separately from your web notifications. Take a look at this article for more information.