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Sunday, 22nd December 2013

New Countries and Features Added to Twitter Alerts

By Africa S. Hands

From Twitter blog:

By enrolling in Twitter Alerts, an organization can push an Alert to users’ phones during an emergency, natural disaster or whenever other communication services aren’t accessible. Twitter Alerts now have participating organizations in the U.S., Japan, Korea, UK, Ireland, Australia and Brazil.

We’ve also added some new features to make Twitter Alerts even more accessible to you. Now, on your iOS or Android app, you can go to a participating organization’s profile and easily subscribe to their Alerts as push notifications by tapping on the bell icon. We also added in-app notifications for iOS: when you’re browsing on Twitter you’ll now receive a notification at the bottom of your screen when an alert is sent by an organization whose Alerts you subscribe to.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

Africa can be reached at africa.hands@freepint.com

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