Twitter Launches Push Notifications for @mentions

Twitter today rolls out a new feature for those who keep their phone in their purse or pocket – imagine that! – and want to make sure to get important tweets "even when [they're] not looking at Twitter at the moment. Stay sucked in! Now whenever someone on Twitter you follow mentions you, you'll receive an instant notification. You know what that means? Conversations in real time. This feature will at first be available on SMS and on the latest version of Twitter for iPhone (available for download now.)

Notifications for Twitter Messages will also be available for Twitter for iPhone as it already is for SMS and Twitter for Blackberry. Soon this feature will also be available for Twitter for Android and Twitter for Windows Phone as well. To turn this all on, just go to and check the boxes under "text message notifications."

[Via Twitter Blog]