Twitter adds email notifications for retweets, favorites

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Twitter will start sending emails out letting you know when a follower retweets or favorites one of your tweets.

The companytweeted the news earlier today via the @Twitter account. Currently, users receive email notifications when they get new followers or receive direct messages.

Some users may find it helpful to know when a tweet of theirs has been particularly appreciated. For the others, email notifications can be disabled under if they’d rather not receive email notifications for different events. To opt out of receiving emails from Twitter, go to “Settings,” then “Notifications” and “Activity.”

The move may be part of Twitter’s effort to encourage its users to be more engaged with the service and check it more frequently. Some studieshave cast doubt on how many of Twitter’s over 200 million users are actually tweeting on a regular basis.

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