How to be notified when someone posts on Mastodon

On all Fediverse servers, when you follow someone you’ll see all their posts in your home timeline in chronological order. No posts will be hidden, but when you follow a lot of people it can be easy to miss some of the posts in a complete timeline.

In Mastodon, if there are particular accounts where you really need to see their posts, and you don’t have time to go through your timeline every day, you can set these accounts to also notify you when they post. They will still be in your timeline as normal, but you’ll also see an alert in your Notifications section.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Log in through your server’s website
  2. Go to the profile of the person you want to be notified about
  3. Click the bell icon next to their follow/unfollow button.

Note that this only works for people you follow. If you want to stop notifications, click the same bell icon again.

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