Our notification panels are usually cluttered with several tweets from our favorite users. While some people can wrack up far too many notifications, Twitter is here to push even more of them onto your phone. Twitter will give you tweet notifications that relate to actual search terms.
Right now, you can receive tweets from users as push notifications. On the user’s profile, you can choose to be notified about all of their tweets, some of them, or none at all. It’s a good way to keep up with what they’re posting.
But, you’ll be able to get tweet notifications of tweets that relate to search terms
If your notification panel is already cluttered with tweets, then this might sound like a nightmare. However, if you want to stay on top of certain subjects via Twitter, then this might be a blessing for you.
This Twitter news comes, funny enough, from a tweet. Dylan Roussel, an Android developer and 9To5Google contributor, shared the news that Twitter is currently working on the ability for users to actually subscribe to a search term.
In the tweet, we see two screenshots. In the first one, we see Roussel’s Twitter account with the term “Inware” in the search field. We see a floating and semi-opaque button reading “Search Subscribe”. On the second screenshot, we see an in-app notification saying that he just subscribed to the term.
So, from that point (well, if the feature were fully baked), he would receive push notifications whenever a tweet about that search term is posted.
This seems like a useful term to have
If you’re interested in something, let’s say Sonic Frontiers, and you want to know what the community is saying about it, you can subscribe to that search term and get notifications on it. It’s a way of staying on top of the term rather than having to search it up constantly.
We don’t know when this feature will launch. As always, companies test features that may or may not come to fruition. This means that you can cross your fingers for this feature, but don’t hold your breath. If it does, it might launch for iOS before making it to the Android market.