Why do I keep getting a notification on Twitter but nothing there?[Fixed]

You may have noticed that you’ve been getting notifications on Twitter, but when you check your account, there’s nothing there.

And if you’re like me, you also probably get notification emails for each account whenever there’s activity. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! A lot of people are reporting this issue.

In this article, we will explain some of the reasons why this is happening and some of the things that you can try to fix this problem.

1-Clear cache

If you are a regular user of Twitter, it’s most likely that you have downloaded the app on your phone. Regular use of any app can lead to the accumulation of data and files over time.

This often happens without you even realizing it. And this cached data can sometimes cause problems with the app, including notification issues.

That’s why one of the first things that you can do to fix this problem is to clear the app’s cache. This will delete all the saved data and files, and it might just fix the notification issue.

Here’s how you can clear the cache on an Android phone:

  • Go to Settings and select “Apps and management.”
  • Then click Apps.
  • Select Twitter from the list of apps.
  • Tap on Storage.
  • Tap on Clear Cache.

While you are there, also forced stop the app. This will reset the app and might fix the notification problem that you are having.

Check your settings

This can be another reason for the notification problem. If you have changed your Twitter notification settings, it might be the reason you are not getting any notifications.

Here are some of the settings that you can change to reduce the number of notifications.

Turn off email notifications.

To turn off email notifications,

  • Open the Twitter App
  • Then go to the settings and privacy.
  • Select notification
  • Then select preference.
  • You will see an option called “email notification.” Click on it.
  • Now you can simply toggle it off to stop all email notifications.

Turn off news notifications.

  • Open the Twitter App
  • Then go to the settings and privacy.
  • Select notification
  • Then click on “push notification.”
  • Scroll down and search for the option called “News.” Simply uncheck it.

Turn off notifications from the people you follow.

  • Open the Twitter App
  • Then go to the settings and privacy.
  • Select notification
  • Then click on “push notification.”
  • Mute notifications from people you don’t follow.

This will greatly reduce the number of notifications that you get from Twitter. But if you are still getting a lot of notifications and it’s getting annoying, simply toggle off the push notifications.

Why is Twitter showing notifications that aren’t there?

Well, to understand this, let’s see what Twitter is and how it works. Twitter is a social networking site that allows its users to send and read short messages called tweets.

Tweets are limited to 280 characters and can include hashtags, photos, videos, links, and emojis. Twitter works by constantly checking for new tweets that contain specific keywords (that you set up) and then sending you a notification about them.

Just like any other company in the world, Twitter also wants to earn money. The way they do this is by selling targeted advertising.

To do this, Twitter needs to know as much about you as possible so that they can show you relevant ads. So the reason why you sometimes get a notification from Twitter when something is not even there is that it wants you to engage with the platform.

So that they can get traffic on their site and show you more ads. Take it like this: if you use Quora or any other forum-related site, you might have noticed that you get a notification saying a question has an answer to it.

Just for you to click on it and realize the question is unanswered. It is a way to get you to engage on the forum.

But this is not a very common scenario for Twitter. In most cases, if you are getting a lot of notifications, there can be some kind of glitch or error. Or there could be something wrong with your settings.

Why does it say I have a notification on Twitter? 

When someone follows you for the first time or one of your contacts joins Twitter, you can get notifications about that.

You can also get notifications when your tweets or retweets are liked or retweeted. On your Notifications page, these are compiled. You can turn these off or on in your notification settings for each type of notification.


I hope you found this article helpful. In theory, sometimes you can get a notification from Twitter when there is nothing there at all, but if it is happening a lot, it might be a glitch or error.

If you are annoyed by the notification, you can follow the steps above to reduce the number of notifications you get. You can also turn off notifications for each type of notification in your notification settings.