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Twitter has tons of interesting uses 7 Fun Uses For Twitter You Haven't Figured Out Yet 7 Fun Uses For Twitter You Haven't Figured Out Yet It isn't difficult to get addicted to Twitter. After all, it hardly takes an effort to type in 140 characters. In those itsy-bitsy lines lies a great power, to either change the world with a... Read More no matter what you’re passionate about, and features many ways to organize those you follow.

While there are probably plenty of users you passively follow, sometimes you want to be sure you don’t miss a single tweet from an account. You can easily set yourself up to receive notifications through the Twitter app for both iOS and Android.

On mobile, head to the user you’re interested in subscribing to, and click the little star icon next to their name. Alternatively, on the Web, you can click the settings box next to a user and choose Turn on mobile notifications to do this.

Now, you’ll get a mobile notification from the Twitter app every time they tweet. Obviously, you should use this sparingly, because some people tweet multiple times per hour and getting constant notifications is distracting How To Turn Off Distracting Tech Notifications Almost Anywhere How To Turn Off Distracting Tech Notifications Almost Anywhere These days, we're constantly barraged with email updates, system alerts, and annoying texts from hypothetical neighbors named Brad about how he got his pet chinchilla stuck in the dryer vent again. But for some reason,... Read More .

Used in certain situations, however, this can really be useful — perhaps you follow an account that alerts you of big price drops (like on Amazon Prime Day). Or, maybe you just want to enable notifications for a short time when someone you follow is live-tweeting a TV show or event such as the Super Bowl.

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If you don’t use the official Twitter app or want to get notifications on other/multiple devices, you can also use IFTTT to set up user notifications. You can use this recipe I created as a skeleton — just put the account name in the Trigger field and you’ll get a notification each time they tweet! If this intrigues you, check out other ways using IFTTT brings order to your social life 10 Of The Best IFTTT Recipes To Bring Order Into Your Online Social Life 10 Of The Best IFTTT Recipes To Bring Order Into Your Online Social Life Tell yourself how many minutes of the day you give to the time sink that goes by the name of Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or any other. The minutes add up. Wouldn't it be wonderful to... Read More .

What accounts do you have set up for notifications? Let us know whose tweets you can’t miss by leaving a comment!

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  1. Data1001
    January 26, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Lists, people. Lists. (And a Twitter client that lets you put those lists into columns, such as TweetDeck, for example.)

    • Ben Stegner
      January 26, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      Lists are probably the best feature of Twitter and I tried to allude to that here. And Tweetdeck is a power user's dream.

      However, as good as lists are, this was about being notified for single accounts :)

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