Twitter Alerts Now Available In Ireland And The UK


Twitter Alerts

Twitter announced its new Alerts feature back in September, and today has expanded to the U.K. and Ireland.

How it works is when select organizations tweet using #alert, users who signed up to receive alerts will see the tweet at the top of their Twitter timeline, and can receive it via text message or push notification.

Here is the full list of supported organizations:

  • London Metropolitan Police
  • Greater Manchester Police
  • Dyfed Powys Police
  • Norfolk Police
  • Essex Police
  • Kent Police
  • Nottinghamshire Police
  • Surrey Police
  • Cheshire Police
  • Bedfordshire Police
  • Wiltshire Police
  • West Mercia Police
  • Cleveland Police
  • West Midlands Police
  • Hampshire Police
  • Merseyside Police
  • Dorset Police
  • North Yorkshire Police
  • Derbyshire Police
  • Staffordshire Police
  • Gloucestershire Police
  • Lincolnshire Police
  • Leicestershire Rutland Police
  • Northamptonshire Police
  • Suffolk Police
  • Warwickshire Police
  • Devon Cornwall Police
  • Northumbria Police
  • South Yorkshire Police
  • Cumbria Police
  • City Of London Police
  • Cambridgeshire Police
  • Hertfordshire Constabulary
  • Sussex Police
  • Thames Valley Police
  • Avon and Somerset Constabulary
  • Durham Constabulary
  • Humberside Police
  • West Yorkshire Police
  • Lancashire Constabulary
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland
  • Gwent Police
  • North Wales Police
  • South Wales Police
  • Police Scotland
  • National Crime Agency (NCA)
  • British Transport Police
  • Emergency services
  • London Fire Brigade
  • London Ambulance Service
  • Environment Agency
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Foreign Office
  • Foreign Office – Travel advice
  • Mayor of London
  • Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
  • An Garda Síochána

From London Metropolitan Police Commander David Martin:

“Getting fast and accurate information to the public in a major incident or terrorist attack really could make a life-saving difference. Using social networking sites, including Twitter, gives us additional ways to talk directly to the public. Twitter Alerts means that our messages will stand out when it most matters.”

In order to receive Twitter Alerts as push notifications, you must have the official iOS or Android app installed.


Mike Stenger

Lover of technology, Mike often makes jokes that nobody laughs at.

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