How To Fix Missing Twitter Notifications

How To Fix Missing Twitter Notifications

Do you ever notice that you seem to think you are missing Twitter notifications and they are not showing on your notifications screen – even though they should do?  Maybe you just don’t seem to be getting many responses even though you are an active user on Twitter.

Twitters Notification Quality Filter

That’s because you probably have Twitter’s totally awesome notification quality filter turned on.  This fab quality filter will do a great job at deciding what you should and shouldn’t see in your notifications.  From close friends that you interact with commonly to notifications telling you you’ve won a competition.  Twitter can filter them all out if it thinks they’re not important to you.

I first noticed this strange phenomena when i was on my mobile.  I had a mobile notification banner pop up to say my friend had tweeted a reply to me.  When I later went into the app and went to notifications to quickly look at it there was no notification.  However when i went to my friends timeline the reply was clearly there!

After some digging I discovered that I had a notification quality filter turned on ( which I hadn’t turned on myself)  As soon as I turned it off a whole bunch of notifications I hadn’t been aware off appeared on my notifications.

How to Fix Missing Twitter Notifications

So just how do you fix this problem?  It’s quite simple and easy to do, follow the instructions below for both mobile and desktop to fix the quality filter.  Be aware that it seems that Twitter turned this feature on automatically.  You may not even realise that your notifications are currently being filtered!


  1. Go to notifications Tab
  2. Tap on the cog-wheel
  3. Make sure the Quality Filter option is turned off


  1. Got to Notifications Page
  2. Click on the word settings
  3. Look down the page to the advanced tab
  4. Make sure the quality filter is un-ticked

That’s it!  If your filter had been turned on you may notice immediately on your notifications that there are suddenly more than previously.  A member of a comping group I belong to recently followed these instructions and discovered they had won 2 competitions, which they would have completely missed otherwise!

Let me know if your quality filter was on, did you find any surprising notifications when you turned it off? let me know in the comments below.  Why not take a look at my other posts about comping?

How to fix missing twitter notifications



  1. February 2, 2019 / 2:51 am

    I just tried it, and it didn’t solve my particular problem. The likes and replies of one particular follower/followee still don’t appear on my notifications page. If I go directly to one of my tweets that they’ve replied to, I can’t see their reply threaded beneath it, either. The only way I can see them is by visiting their “with replies” page. As far as I know, this problem only occurs with one account. It’s bizarre.

    • February 2, 2019 / 8:58 am

      That’s strange! This sounds like there’s something going on with that person’s Twitter account rather than your notifications though. Is it possible they’ve been shadowbanned by Twitter?

      • February 2, 2019 / 10:03 pm

        Shadowbanning is a possibility, I suppose, since my Twitter associate and I are both politically controversial as radical youth liberationists. Thanks for the reply.

  2. May 1, 2019 / 11:44 am

    You totally helped me here. I was missing tons of notifications on desktop… followed your help and sorted! Thank you!

    • May 1, 2019 / 10:50 am

      Brilliant, so pleased it worked for you!

      • Jade
        July 27, 2019 / 2:03 pm

        Thank You,,,i was looking so hard to fix it,,,i was worrying that maybe my twitter notification panel is broken, that’s why its not showing some twitter notifications my device or my notification bar received, but, i didn’t stopped and searched what was really wrong and found your article,,,THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS, YOU SAVED ME! now again i can keep track of all my notifications from my likes and rts when i open the app and when I’m away from home.

  3. Dion Petrie
    May 22, 2019 / 3:54 pm

    I have all the right settings and it’s still saying I have no notifications, I saw someone tag me in something and I haven’t got it in my mentions I don’t know what’s going on

    • May 22, 2019 / 3:12 pm

      Have you checked to see if you’re shadow banned Dion? Hopefully not!

      • Dion Petrie
        May 22, 2019 / 5:00 pm

        How do I check that?

        • May 22, 2019 / 4:04 pm

 is what I would usually use, use with some caution though it’s not always 100% accurate. Ive had a shadow ban once and it lasted exactly 72 hours. I found mine as a friend noticed I wasn’t coming up for her to tag when she started typing my handle out, I checked and she was correct I had indeed been shadow banned

  4. K
    September 6, 2019 / 1:33 am

    My notifications page is completely empty and I’m not receiving any new notifications.

  5. Trevor Holohan
    December 12, 2019 / 3:12 pm

    Your advice worked! I turned off the quality filter on my Twitter Account. My entire notification timeline that was missing all day has finally been all restored successfully. All back to normal

    You are an absolute lifesaver, Madam! Thank you!

    Merry Christmas! 👍😁💗🎄🎄🎄

    • December 12, 2019 / 3:45 pm

      Yay fantastic, so pleased this post is still helping people!

  6. Miles
    December 25, 2019 / 8:51 pm

    I just wanna cry. I thought that little thingy would help me to get ANY notifications since I have to check every single account myself, due to push notis not working.

    Did what you told me… sadly, twitter still wont notify me when I got new follower / reply / etc.

    • December 25, 2019 / 9:04 pm

      Have you checked to make sure your account hasn’t been shadowbanned?

  7. Kiyomi
    January 4, 2020 / 2:15 pm

    I had thought that this might have been able to help me, but I have my quality filter off. The strange this is…i get notifications on my phone that ppl liked posts that i’ve retweeted, etc… but they don’t show up in my notifications on desktop which is strange…

    • January 4, 2020 / 2:22 pm

      Sounds like your Twitter settings are ok then if you get them on mobile at least. Not heard of getting them on mobile but not desktop before, hope you find a solution!

  8. Adebayo
    May 6, 2020 / 7:21 pm

    Tnks it worked

  9. Mabel Black
    June 8, 2020 / 2:42 pm

    Hi, I’m experiencing some problems with Notifications on Twitter. I hope you can shed some light and hopefully help me sort them out.

    I continued to use old Twitter with the Good Twitter extension until Twitter blocked it a week ago. I’m gradually getting used to the new format but am having a problem in Notifications that I can’t resolve.

    I receive a notification showing what someone said in a reply to one of my tweets but the problem is I don’t know which of my tweets they are replying to. I click on the reply text but the text of the message they are replying to is not shown. This has only been a problem since I started to use new Twitter, I removed the extensions and uploaded them but the problem still exists.

    I’m using Twitter on Windows 10, with Firefox and Chrome browsers on a laptop.

    I do not have any filters selected in Twitter Notifications so I don’t know what’s going on.

    I hope someone can help me sort this out.

  10. Tarryn Smith
    July 29, 2020 / 3:24 pm

    My problem is not getting notifications until I open the app. It doesn’t matter if I use wifi or data, and had just recently started doing this.

    And as soon as I close the app, they all disappear.

    • July 29, 2020 / 2:28 pm

      Sounds like a mobile push notification issue, if you go onto computer and allow twitter notifications do you have the same problem with them not coming through there?

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