This article was published on February 13, 2015

Twitter is experiencing a delayed notification bug

Twitter is experiencing a delayed notification bug

If you’re seeing notifications from Twitter replies, retweets, favorites and DMs that occurred hours – or even days – ago, you’re not alone. A number of Twitter users are complaining that their accounts are alerting them to phantom notifications for old activities.

The bug appears to affect users on desktop clients, mobile apps and We’re even seeing emails come for delayed notifications.


The glitch started earlier this week, but old notifications seem to be pouring in more noticeably within the past few hours.

In addition to delayed notifications, some users are also receiving duplicate updates for favorites.

We’ve reached out to Twitter for clarification and will update if we hear back. Are you experiencing similar glitches? If so, um, happy Friday the 13th?

Update: Twitter has confirmed the bug and is working to resolve the issue. 

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