Twitter has become the platform where everyone feels heard, and anybody can become an overnight celebrity sensation. Starting with the humble 140 characters and now graduated to 280 strings, Twitter has stuck mostly to its basic structure. You can post tweets, retweet a tweet that you agree with (or want your followers to read), favorite the tweets, and create trends in hashtags. Twitter has kept it simple and user-friendly.
So if you’re one of those with a long list of followers who think you’re wise or funny, or are saying anything important, most likely, your tweets will be retweeted them. Furthermore, when a tweet becomes viral, the retweets blow up and go around the virtual world. The Twitter app on your iPhone can instantly let you know of such a scenario, and you can find out who has retweeted your tweet. Simply follow the steps given below:
Steps to Configure iPhone’s Notification Center
- From your iPhone’s home screen, launch “Settings” and select “Notifications.”
- Scroll through the list to select “Twitter” and toggle the notification switch on.
- Tap on the “Show” option and choose how many items can be displayed in your notifications. Tap on the “Twitter” icon once again to return to the notifications screen.
- Choose the kind of notification that you wish to receive. Banner displays the notification on top while Alerts display the notification in the middle of your screen. If you select None, you will not get a pinging notification, but the Twitter alerts will be present in your notification center in the tray.
- Toggle the Sounds button if you wish to receive an audio alert on receiving a Twitter notification.
- If you wish your notifications to be visible even when your screen is locked, toggle the “View in Lock Screen” option.
Steps to Enable Retweet Notifications
- From your iPhone’s home screen, launch the Twitter app.
- Head over to “Me” to view your profile, then tap on the gear icon to enter settings.
- Tap on “Notifications” and then on “Retweets.”
- Toggle the switch to on to enable the retweet notifications.
- You can choose when to receive the notification when your tweet is retweeted by your follower, or by anyone using Twitter.
- You may go through the other options like mentions, direct messages, etc. and decide whether you wish to receive notifications for them too.
Viewing the Notification
- Swipe downwards from the top of the screen to see your iPhone notifications. Once you have set up all the configuration, you can see the latest notifications that you have enabled, including who retweeted your tweet.
- The notification center will refresh and update when your iPhone detects new and recent Twitter notifications.
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