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Twitter Adds Active Notifications on the Web

by Jacob Kleinman | April 11, 2014April 11, 2014 8:00 am PST

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Notifications have been popping up more and more on desktop computers after making the jump from smartphones, and now Twitter is rolling out some real-time notifications of its own when you visit the site in your web browser. The company announced the news after pushing out a new design for user profile pages earlier this week.

The new update introduces a way to respond to notifications on the site. If someone favorites, retweets or replies to one of your posts a small box with pop up in the bottom right corner of your browser, giving you the option to quickly write a reply and tweet it out. You’ll also get notifications for direct messages and new followers in the same way.

If Twitter’s new notifications don’t interest you, head to the site’s Settings page and click on Web notifications. You can turn everything off or pick which types of notifications you want to see. The update should be rolling out to all users over the next few weeks, though for now we haven’t noticed anything new on our own accounts.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...