Twitter Support For Receiving Alerts

Few weeks ago, Twitter approved our request for getting whitelisted to use their API, so we wouldn't be limited with the standard daily API usage limits.

And, we just activated the Twitter integration for getting the up/down alerts via Twitter DMs (direct messages).

The usage is very simple:

  • Follow @uptimerobot Twitter user (so, it can send DMs)
  • Go to "My Settings" page
  • Under "Add Alert Contacts", click Twitter
  • Enter your Twitter user (without @)
  • Activate this alert contact by pressing the "play button" inside the table listing your alert contacts

That's it. You'll now be receiving up and down alerts via Twitter.

If you find Uptime Robot useful, help us spreading the word:


  1. mike simmons

    Good feature, and good timing. Thank you.

  2. Saad Bassi

    Awesome. Thinking of doing a review on 1Wd. Stay tuned.:)

  3. admin Post author


    Great to hear that you liked the feature.

    Saad Bassi,

    That would be lovely.

  4. Paul Becker

    When I put in my Twitter ID and click add, I get the spinny ajax thingy, but it then goes away and it does not show up in my alert list.

  5. mostafa

    looking for the feature with the sience

    1. Martin s

      Great! And it’s free?

  6. Achraf52

    Great, after a lot of waiting, waiting now for the international SMS .

  7. LePS

    Super ;-)

  8. Balaji

    Great work guys keep rocking !!!!

  9. admin Post author


    We’re looking into that and will be updating back.

  10. admin Post author


    It was due to the account using “protected tweets” and how we handle the friendship status with Twitter.

    Rolled a small update and it now works on accounts with “protected tweets” too.

  11. EricNet

    Hi, is all ok, but would be nice if the uptime is reset once a month

  12. Dinu

    Is there a way to get a report of downtime? This feature would be very helpful.

  13. admin Post author

    @EricNet & @Dinu

    We are working on a reporting/stats module that will enable you to view the stats of a given period and get reports via e-mail.

  14. EricNet

    very thanks ;-)

  15. mathias

    Very very nice work.

    Do you plan to add an WebService / API ? Would be so great :-)

  16. Emmie

    Great feature :) Thanks!


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