Twitter to bring pop-up notification alerts to its website

TwitterMicroblogging service Twitter has revealed in a recent announcement that it will roll out notification alerts to its twitter. com website in the coming weeks.

According to the Twitter announcement, pop-up notifications will soon start appearing for users who access Twitter directly from the twitter. com website. The notifications will be displayed at the bottom right corner of the users' timeline.

The real-time pop-up notifications will appear for the logged-in twitter. com when users have a new follower or when they receive a direct message from other users. The notifications will also come up when someone replies to a user's tweet or favorites or retweets it.

About the forthcoming pop-up notifications feature, Twitter's Michael Ducker said that the notification alerts will essentially inform users when another user is engaging with their tweets. He also said that notifications can be customized by the users via the Settings menu on twitter. com. Users who don't want the notification alerts can 'disable' the feature from the Settings menu.

Noting that the pop-up notifications feature will be rolled out by Twitter "over the coming weeks," Ducker said that the notifications will be "fully interactive, so that you can reply, favorite, retweet, and follow right from the notification."