Twitter is bringing notification alerts to the web
The company announced Thursday that users who access Twitter.com will soon receive pop-up notifications when others on the platform engage with them — for example, when a user retweets, mentions or messages them.
The notification will appear in the lower-right hand corner of the user’s timeline. They are also interactive; you can follow someone back or reply to a message directly from the notification.
This may be most useful when it comes to messaging. The dialogue box won’t stay open for back-and-forth chat, like in Facebook or Google Hangouts; it closes after you respond. The change makes direct messages more accessible and could increase the popularity of Twitter DMs.