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Twitter for Android gets push notifications and multiple accounts

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Twitter for Android gets push notifications and multiple accounts
Twitter for Android has a new update which brings some sorely needed new features: multiple account support and push notifications. Now, you can easily switch between multiple accounts in case you're a power user. But, the big news for more casual users is push notifications. 

Twitter for Android gets push notifications and multiple accounts
One of the biggest drains on an Android battery are apps that constantly poll for data in the background, and Twitter apps are one of the biggest culprits. One way to try to fix this is to lower the polling intervals, but by doing that you might miss @replies or direct messages. With push notifications, you no longer have to worry. Users can choose whether you want notifications of new tweets, replies and/or direct messages, although it can be a bit tricky to find those new settings on the first try. 

What you'll need to do is go into settings, then tap on the account name that you want to deal with. Turn on "automatic refresh" if you want push notifications, then choose which content you want notifications for. 

The update is available now in the Android Market, and is free. 

source: Twitter blog

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posted on 13 Jul 2011, 20:52

1. E.N. (Posts: 2357; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Another reason to get iPhone....

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 21:26

2. E.N.is.bad (unregistered)


whats that again?

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 08:53

3. roni (unregistered)


push works albeit a tad late, about 2 mins or so late. strangely though, there's no notification in the notification bar...you have to open the app and when you see a (green) dot on the tweet tab, and tap the tab, then you'll get the message. it works so on the other tabs as well ie. direct msg, etc. ..... in otherwords, push is practically useless, might as well you just manually refresh the app... either its a poor implementation or i'm missing something in the setting...

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 13:26

4. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


what the hell does the iphone have to do with twitter dam that was a dumb ass statement..you isheep kill me

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