With Twitter becoming more and more popular and a key tool for many business models, it’s always nice to be able to see all your replies as soon as possible. While Twitter does allow an option to get text messages when you get a reply, the truth is, many people don’t have text messaging, while they do have email on their phones.
So here is a way to get your Twitter Replies sent directly to your email, so you can still be a part of the conversation even at event conferences and when you’re on the road.
1. Find Your Twitter Reply Feed
When you look at your Twitter Replies page, you’ll notice there isn’t a link to your RSS feed. But with a little searching, I found the link. Actually I hit view page source and copy and pasted the url.
But when you do this, a popup asks you for a username and password. Don’t worry about entering it, you don’t need to do this.
Here’s the url, it’s the same for everyone, so this should work for you:
2. Put Your Twitter Reply Feed Into Notify.Me
Go to notify.me, make sure you’re signed in (if you don’t have an account, then you need to register), and paste the above url into the url box under the sources tab.
Before hitting “Add Site” you need to modify the Reply Feed url.
Because you replies are password protected, you have to add your username and password to the url. Here’s the format you need to use (make sure you include the colon between the username and password:
When your feed has been aquired by notify.me, you’ll see it listed below the url textbox. Click the Email icon to the right of the Feed title.
You’re All Done
That is all there is to receiving your Twitter replies via email. This saves my butt so much when an important tweet is sent to me and I’m not anywhere near my computer.
I also plan on using this to keep in the conversation at IzeaFest this year.
There are also other ways to do this using FriendFeed, Yahoo Pipes, and others.
What tool do you use to get your Twitter replies via email?