How to receive Twitter Notifications, Tweets and Messages as SMS on Mobile

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Receive Twitter Tweets, Notifications via SMS

There are third-party apps that enable Twitter users to receive incoming tweets, messages and notifications on their mobile phones without the need of going to twitter web platform to check timeline and profile all the time, but most of these apps makes use of internet connection. There is a way to receive all tweets, mentions, retweets and notifications without accessing the net and that's what we will be sharing today.

Twitter SMS allows users to receive all notifications on their phone via text messages. It also let you follow a specific twitter handle via SMS which can be turn on/off at anytime. You will be charged when you first activate this service but no additional fee is attached after then.

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Follow the steps below to activate Twitter SMS

  • Login to your twitter profile, if you don't have a twitter account sign up on https://twitter.com/signup
  • After signing in, go to profile, scroll down to the bottom and click on "Settings"
  • Under "Settings" you'll see where you can add your phone number (If you are using PC, you'll see "Mobile" under options), input your phone number
  • You will be asked to verify your number by sending START to a specific short code. You can view your country network carrier short code Here

That's it, you have activated twitter SMS and can now be receiving notifications via text message. To turn it off simply go to Settings and click the "On" button beside "notification", from there you can disable and manage all notifications received.

To receive tweets of a specific Twitter handle via SMS, go to the user profile, you will see a small notification icon, click on it, you will be asked if you want to start receiving the user tweets as SMS, select "Confirm" to turn it on.
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