Today every social network wants its users to be on the platform as long as possible. While Facebook is making its News Feed more intelligent, Twitter has been molding itself into a social network from a mere micro blogging tool. The recent profile roll-out and other design experiments make it clear that Twitter wants to simplify its platform and thereby gain more users. Old Twitter users might not like the recent changes but then it is a listed company today and it has to keep its board happy.
Twitter has now announced that it is bringing its users real-time notifications on twitter.com when someone is engaging with their Tweets.
According to Twitter, “When you’re logged in on twitter.com, you will receive notifications if someone has replied, favorited or retweeted one of your Tweets. You can also receive notifications for direct messages and new followers. They’re fully interactive, so that you can reply, favorite, retweet, and follow right from the notification.”
The latest feature will be rolled out in the coming weeks.
Real time notification can be a nightmare for someone like a celebrity or a social media influencer or even for an Indian politician considering the madness for the ongoing 2014 Lok Sabha Elections in the country. To control the notifications one can manage them via Web Notifications feature in the Settings section of Twitter.
However, Web Notifications feature would be active only when if your account has received this feature. Facebook users might not find this roll out exciting since it is a common feature that networks use to pull their users.