Twitter Notifications Not Working? See Why & How To Fix It


Are you wondering why Twitter doesn’t notify you when your crush sends you direct messages?

It might be due to Twitter notifications not working.

Notifications not working are rather common on the app.

Most Twitter users will experience the issue at least once, and it may be due to a number of things.

However, the Twitter notifications issue is relatively easy to fix.

If you want to solve the problem, here’s what you need to know:

  • Why are Twitter notifications not working?
  • How to fix Twitter notifications

Why Are Twitter Notifications Not Working?

Your Twitter notifications not working is a more common problem than you think.

Here are the most common causes:

  • Twitter push notifications are deactivated.
  • Twitter’s servers are down.
  • Poor Internet connection.
  • Your follower or friend account is shadowbanned.

Most of the time, you’ll be able to fix the problem by either turning off silent mode or simply taking a visit to the notification centre.

How To Fix Twitter Notifications

Now that you know what causes the issue, here’s how to fix Twitter notifications not working.

Apart from a few exceptions, most solutions are within your reach.

Fix Twitter Notifications

If you can’t receive Twitter notifications correctly, it might be due to you setting it up that way.

Try to check Twitter’s notification settings. You can do so by:

  • Step 1: Use your Twitter credentials to sign in to your Twitter account.
  • Step 2: Select settings.
  • Step 3: Go to Notifications Settings.
  • Step 4: Go to preferences.
  • Step 5: Go to Push Notifications.
    • Allow Twitter to send Push notifications.

Note: After fixing Twitter notifications, take a moment of your time to explore the app settings.

If you are not trying to be an influencer, you can make your Twitter account private.

Modify The Settings App

You can check your device notification settings to see if someone deactivated Twitter’s push notifications.

For Android phones:

  • Step 1: Go to your system settings.
  • Step 2: Now select Notifications.
  • Step 3: Find the Twitter app.
  • Step 4: Tap the toggle so you can receive notifications again.
    • Here, you can disable notifications and all other apps as well.

For an iOS device:

  • Step 1: On your lock screen, unlock your device and open the Twitter app.
  • Step 2: Go to your iPhone settings.
  • Step 3: Tap on Twitter.
  • Step 4: Allow Twitter Notification.

Delete The Twitter App Cache

Deleting the cache on the app will make a soft factory reset to the app. Meaning that you’ll need to sign on again.

You can delete the cache by:

  • Step 1: Open Twitter.
  • Step 2: Tap Settings.
    • On mobile devices, first, tap your profile icon.
  • Step 3: Your Twitter Notifications not working is a more common problem than you think.
  • Step 4: Go to Accessibility > Data Usage.
  • Step 5: Scroll down to media and web storage.
  • Step 6: Delete your media storage and web storage.

If that doesn’t work, you’ll clear data directly on your device’s settings. For Android devices, just tap on settings and find Twitter. Then, just tap Clear Cache.

For iOS devices, you’ll need to access iPhone Storage. From there, you’ll be able to delete all your data related to Twitter.

Pro Tip: Once you fix Twitter notifications, take some time to go over your followers.

You can remove a Twitter notification from an unwanted follower from your notification settings. And if that’s not enough, remove a Twitter follower.

Update Twitter App

If you don’t want to constantly refresh your Twitter mobile notifications, try updating the Twitter app.

On an Android device, go to Google Play Store. Locate Twitter, then tap the update icon.

iOS users may do the same for their iOS devices. Just go to the media and web store and re-install Twitter.

You’ll see a status bar that will show how much space Twitter uses from your device.

Restart Your Internet Connection

A poor WiFi connection may cause the notification error**.** Try restarting your modem, then tap notifications to see if they have loaded.

You can also switch to your cellular data plan, but it may prove to be an unstable network connection.

While great to have, mobile data doesn’t last forever. That’s why many run Twitter on data saving mode.

This will lower the app’s background data usage but at the cost of your Twitter notifications not working.

Turn this mode off if you don’t mind the extra data usage. You can do so by going to Accessibility, Display, And Languages. The Tap background app. Refresh Twitter.

You should receive instant Twitter notifications.

You Got Shadowbanned

When a social media account is shadowbanned, the account will still interact with other people.

However, people won’t receive notifications from those interactions. A shadowban cuts you off from social interactions on Twitter.

Twitter shadowbans users whenever they post controversial material. And a shadowban usually lasts from 2 to 3 days.

Your best bet is to forget about it and come back a few days later.

Note: Shadowbans don’t usually send an error message. And they do happen across many apps.

These include Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram shadowban.

Contact Twitter Support

If Twitter is still not working, it might be time to contact Twitter support.

Try writing to them on their support page on the application or directly on their support website.

They may take a few days to answer, but it may be better than waiting and doing nothing at all.

Twitter Notifications Not Working FAQ

Why Am I Not Getting Notifications From Tweets?

You may not be hearing the notification sound because your mobile device is in silent mode. Turn silent mode to see and hear notifications on your Twitter account.

Where Did All My Notifications Go On Twitter?

If you are getting a Twitter notifications error, it may be due to the app shadowbanning your or your followers, a poor Internet connection, or you disabling the app’s notifications.

About the author

Karen is a senior technical writer and copywriter here at GrowFollowing. Her area of expertize are social media apps and new media.