Twitter is testing a new feature that allows users to get notifications when there’s a reply to a Tweet they are interested in.
Back in March, Jane Manchun Wong spotted Twitter testing a notification feature for replies on specific Tweets. Now, Twitter has officially announced the test on iOS and Android. The new feature lets users keep an eye out for replies on a particular Tweet that they are interested in, from another account. This makes it a lot easier to stay part of conversations on Twitter.
Users will be able to choose any Tweet from any account, and stay in the loop as the discussion around it takes place. There are three options to choose from when asking for Twitter to send you a notification for a Tweet reply.
You probably have notifications on for your must-follows. Now you can get notifications when there’s a new reply to a Tweet you’re interested in! We’re testing this on iOS and Android now. pic.twitter.com/MabdFoItxc
— Twitter (@Twitter) August 8, 2019
Top: A user will only get the most interesting replies, including ones from the author, anyone they mentioned and people they follow.
All: A user will get every new reply
None: A user won’t get any notifications when people reply. This is on by default.
The feature is simple, but it’s actually a feature many users have asked for in the past. It certainly helps users stay up-to-date with conversations they may be interested in. Other important uses could include the ability to monitor competitor Tweets.
No official rollout date for all users has been announced yet.