Receive too many Twitter (now called X) notifications? This tutorial shows you how to customize Twitter notifications on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and the web to cut down unnecessary alerts and reduce distractions.
Twitter has powerful notification settings. They are fully customizable, so you can make sure you’re only alerted with what you want to see on all of your devices as well as the web.
Access and customize your Twitter notification settings
Irrespective of the platform, you can access your Twitter notification settings by going to Settings and Support > Settings and privacy > Notifications. Alternatively, you can go to the notifications section of the Twitter app or website and hit the gear icon from the top.
Once you’re in the Settings area, follow the steps below to tweak your notification options. The steps and screenshots here are from an iPhone, but it’s almost similar for iPad, Mac, and the web.
Tap Filters in Twitter Notifications to adjust the following:
- Quality filter: By turning this on, you can filter out low-quality content. For details on this feature, check out our post from when the Quality filter first made its appearance.
- Muted notifications: This setting lets you mute notifications from people you don’t follow, who don’t follow you, who have a new account, and more.
Tap Preferences to adjust these alerts:
You can decide which push notifications you want to receive that are related to you and your tweets and those that come from Twitter.
- Related to you and your Tweets: Some of the options here, like Photo tags and Direct messages, are simple on or off. But others, like Tweets, let you choose how to handle notifications for specific people you follow.
- In-app notification from Twitter and From Twitter: For news, moments, broadcasts, and other items from Twitter, you can enable or disable those you want to receive.
Like push notifications, you can customize what you want to receive related to you or from Twitter. So you might want SMS notifications for direct messages or mentions and replies but not for Twitter news.
If you enable email notifications, you can decide which to receive related to you, from your network, and from Twitter. This includes weekly reports for your account, direct messages, top Tweets from your network, and Twitter tips.
To make sure you don’t fill up your inbox with Twitter emails, take a moment to mark those you really want if you plan to receive email notifications.
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Other Twitter tips: