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About the Notifications timeline

What is the Notifications timeline?

  • The Notifications timeline offers a simple way to see how others on Twitter are interacting with you. 
  • From the Notifications timeline, you’ll be able to see which of your Tweets have been liked, plus the latest Retweets (of your Tweets), Tweets directed to you (replies and mentions) and your new followers.
  • You can view your notifications in two ways: All shows you notifications for account activity like new followers, Retweets, mentions, and likes. Mentions shows you notifications only for Tweets that mention your username.

Can I filter the notifications I receive? 

Yes. You can control what you see and who you interact with on Twitter. You have three options located in your notifications settings to filter the notifications you receive: Quality filter, muted words, and advanced filters.

  • Quality filter, when turned on, filters lower-quality content from your notifications, for example, duplicate Tweets or content that appears to be automated — it does not filter notifications from people you follow or accounts you’ve recently interacted with. You have the option to turn this on or off in your notifications settings. Instructions listed below.
  • Mute notifications for particular words and phrases you’d like to avoid seeing in your notifications with muted words. Learn more here.
  • Advanced filters allow you to disable notifications from certain types of accounts you’d like to avoid. In addition, if your account receives a lot of sudden attention, we may insert a notification in your Notifications tab inviting you to adjust these filters to give you more control over what you see. Learn more about these settings below.
Note: If you are new to Twitter or re-install your app, the quality filter setting will be on by default. Instructions on disabling and enabling are listed below.

To set quality filter on the web:

  1. Go to your Notifications timeline.
  2. To filter your notifications, click on Settings.
  3. Click the box next to Quality filter to turn on or off.
  4. Click the Save changes button.

 
To set filters using Twitter for iOS:

  1. Go to your Notifications timeline 
  2. Tap the gear icon 
  3. From here you can adjust your settings to receive notifications Only from people you follow or Quality filter.
  4. Drag the slider of your preferred filter to turn on.
Note: You can also access your Notifications settings by tapping the gear icon  from your Me tab, then tapping Settings.

To set quality filter using Twitter for Android:

  1. Go to your Notifications timeline 
  2. Tap the gear icon 
  3. Check the box next to Quality filter to turn on or off.
Note: You can also access your Notifications settings through the navigation menu icon  or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have, then select Settings.

Advanced filter settings

You might receive notifications from certain types of accounts you’d like to avoid. In addition to enabling the quality filter, you can choose to disable notifications from the following types of accounts (web and Android only): 

  • Accounts you don’t follow. 
  • Accounts with a default profile photo (that you don’t follow). 
  • Accounts without a confirmed email address (that you don’t follow).
  • Accounts without a confirmed phone number (that you don’t follow).


To set filters on the web:

  1. Go to your Notifications timeline.
  2. To filter your notifications, click on Settings.
  3. Check the box of your preferred filter(s) to turn on.


To set filters using Twitter for Android:

  1. Go to your Notifications timeline 
  2. Tap on the gear icon 
  3. Tap Advanced filters.
  4. Check the box of your preferred filter(s) to turn on.