Is there a Twitter app for Android that notifies on every tweet, but only from certain people you are following? For example:

  • Either lets you manually select favorite people, or makes use of Twitter's Lists feature to only show notifications from people in a specific list
  • Notifications of tweets from those people pop-up on the screen or status bar regardless of what app you are using (like many text messaging apps)
  • By default doesn't notify on tweets from everyone you follow (so it should be opt-in, not opt-out)
  • Does not need any kind of tweet or reply feature

Basically I'm following a lot of people on Twitter but want to get pop-up notifications on my phone when select individuals post something, without having to unfollow everyone else. The various apps I've tried so far either show tweets from everyone by default or only notify on DM/mentions.

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The TweetCaster app for Android has a Custom Notifications option which I think is exactly what you are looking for. A notification will be given for any users you choose to put in the Custom Notification list when they tweet.

To enable: From settings go to Notifications. The first thing you'll want to do is make sure "Background notifications" is enabled, and disable "Notify on new tweets". (otherwise you'd always be notified, making the custom list meaningless) Then at the very bottom you'll find Custom Notifications.

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Tapping Add Custom Notification gives you a list of the users you're following. Selecting any user immediately adds them to the Custom Notifications list.

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Keep in mind that this doesn't honor any Smart Filter settings, doesn't make use of your lists, and notifies on all tweets from the selected users, including re-tweets and replies. Clicking on a notification will hide it and launch TweetCaster, but may or may not actually go to that tweet's details in the app.

Play Store link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.handmark.tweetcaster

  • Thanks I hope you don't mind me editing some instructions in. TweetCaster is not very intuitive and has some problems but it meets most of my requirements. Apr 5, 2017 at 14:08
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    Great! Don't mind at all, I approved the edit now. Apr 5, 2017 at 21:53

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