Twitter alerts are tweets that contain public safety warnings and evacuation instructions from selected public agencies and emergency organizations during a crisis or emergency situation. When you enable this feature, alerts will appear on your Twitter home timeline and mobile notification section. If you have the official Twitter app on your phone, you will receive alerts as push notifications.
- Login to Twitter. Go to twitter.com in your web browser and sign in with your account.
- Navigate to an organization’s profile. Open an emergency organization’s Twitter profile from which you wish to receive alerts. Example include:
- Federal Emergency Management Agency: twitter.com/fema
- Metropolitan Police UK: twitter.com/metpoliceuk
- Senate Sergeant at Arms Office US: twitter.com/SenateSAA
- Environment Agency UK: twitter.com/EnvAgency
- Norfolk Police UK: twitter.com/NorfolkPolice
- The Foreign and Commonwealth Office UK: twitter.com/FCOtravel
- Manchester Fire and Rescue Service: twitter.com/manchesterfire
- Move to the Alerts section, under the bio. Click on the Be prepared link.
- Turn on the Twitter alerts. Click the button.
- To stop alerts for a specific organization, go to back their Alerts page (e.g: twitter.com/fema/alerts) and click the button.
- Finished. If you want to receive alerts via text messages to your mobile phone, activate Twitter text messaging with your phone number.