How to Get a Notification to Pop Up on My Screen, when a Real Time Trade is Posted

How to Get a Notification to Pop Up on My Screen, when a Real Time Trade is Posted

Push notifications are a newer addition to some popular browsers.  As of today, they’re supported on Firefox and Chrome, over Windows, iOS, and Android.  And, best of all, they are generally (at least Twitter’s implementation is) VERY FAST.   You can get notifications to pop on your screen, for all posts on TheHappyQuant, with your Twitter account.

These instructions (and screenshots) are based on the desktop Twitter application, but the same basic steps could be used from your mobile device.

First, if you don’t already have one, you’ll need to create a Twitter account.

Then, if you’re not already, you’ll need to follow TheHappyQuant.  Find the “Search Twitter” form, and type in TheHappyQuant:

Find a tweet of mine, and click on “Andy” or my smiling face:

And click on the Follow button.  Boom, you’re following us.

Navigate back to your Home page via:

Click on your profile picture, to get this drop-down:

select “Settings and privacy.”

From the menu, select “Web Notifications.”

 

Turn on Web notifications.

Check the box for “Notify you when,” “Someone you want notifications from sends a Tweet,” and save your changes.

Boom, you’re done.  Next time a post is made to TheHappyQuant, you’ll get a pop-up on your screen.

If you’re new to Twitter, you might want to explore some of the other settings, in case the app is too chatty for you.  You can turn off various types of push notifications it sends you.

Happy Trading!

– Andy