Don’t Miss Out On Prime Day Deals: Enroll In SMS, Telegram, Twitter, Or Browser Push Notifications!

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Twitter SMS Is Dead 

Thousands of DansDeals readers received SMS alerts from Twitter over the past 11 years, but Twitter recently turned off SMS notifications and removed 9,000 DansDeals SMS followers without warning.

Here are some options that you can use to keep on top of the latest deals:

Option A: The most reliable option appears to be Telegram notifications

Step 1: Download Telegram for iOS here or Android here. You can also use Telegram on the web or for your PC or Mac for alerts on your phone or computer.

Step 2: Click here to access the @DansDeals channel and click join on the bottom:


Step 3: Click on the DansDeals channel name on top and ensure that notifications from the channel are on:


Option B: If you don’t have a smartphone, then you’ll want SMS alerts

You will need internet access to setup a GroupMe account to start getting SMS alerts, but you won’t need to use it again after you set it up and you won’t need to download any apps.

Note that you will not be joining a mass group with this option, you will only get SMS directly from DansDeals.

Step 1: Signup for a GroupMe account here with your email address and then enter the cell phone number on which you want to receive deal alerts.

(Note: If you already have a GroupMe account or have the GroupMe app, ensure from the settings menu that “receive messages via SMS” is enabled and then skip to step 3.)



Step 2: Verify your number with GroupMe via a PIN and click start chatting. You can click “text me the pin” if you don’t receive it:


Step 3: Click here to enable SMS notifications of new DansDeals posts.

You’ll have to login to your newly created GroupMe account and verify the PIN they will send to your cell phone.


Step 4: Click the allow button to finish enabling DansDeals SMS notifications to your phone:


You will then be forwarded back to DansDeals with a confirmation that SMS notifications have been set up successfully.

There is no need to download the GroupMe app, though you can do so if you want GroupMe push notifications instead of SMS alerts.

Option C: Twitter app push notifications are fast, but notifications can be spotty.

Twitter may be slightly faster than the previous options, but for now, their push notifications are spotty and less reliable at times.

Update: You can enable Twitter push notifications without WiFi by downloading the latest Twitter app update. You may need to clear your app cache and data.

Step 1: Download the Twitter app for iOS or Android and signup or login to your Twitter account.

Step 2: Search for DansDeals and click on follow.

Step 3: Click on the notification icon next to the follow button and enable notifications for “All Tweets” from @DansDeals.

Step 4: From the home page, click on your own profile image on the top left to get to the drop down settings menu and then on “settings and privacy.”

Step 5: Click on “Notifications” and then on “push notifications.”

Step 6: Enable push notifications on top and then enable them for Tweets from people you follow. When you click on Tweets, DansDeals should now should up in this section. You can select which accounts you want push notification from.

You can also disable push notifications for other Twitter alerts and actions on this page.

Option D: In-browser push notifications

When you first visit you should have the option to be notified of new posts. If you said “No thanks” you can still turn them on by clicking on the notification bell icon on the bottom left of the site:


Alternatively you can click on the secure icon in your browser’s URL bar and then editing the notifications settings to allow or block notifications in order to turn them on or off:


Other methods of staying connected

Happy deal hunting!

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How much of a difference (in time or otherwise) is there between SMS (GroupMe) and Telegram?

Try it

Signup up for all options and do a real live experiment.
Keep us post with your findings.


Option D doesn’t seem to be working from my phone. Is it an iPhone issue?


Hey @DansDeals have you considered creating a WhatsApp group?


Yes he has, unfortunately it’s limited and won’t work for he’s needs.


I hear. Thanks!


I just started re-getting your messages. Only issue with group me is that it’s not limited to 160 characters like it used to be.. A little annoying to get more than one text per post..


Hi Dan, thanks for always keeping us updated with all the deals. Random question not connected to this post (DDF blocked on my filter); what credit card do you recommend for an 18 year old to build up credit score?


Is the GroupMe SMS service still considered to be beta at DansDeals or can it be considered an official, supported and viable SMS option now?


Just a thought: I moved to the GroupMe SMS notifications. To know which text is from Dan vs my regular contacts, I set up DDs texts with a different notification tone.


I did the same! Works like a charm…


Dan, does the GroupMe SMS option work like the old Twitter option in which I will be able to receive messages from only you, or will any of the thousands of followers be able to send a message for all of us to get? We all followed your sms version here but are worried that joining the GroupMe will basically be joining a chat together with thousands… and my phone cannot handle that.


Is Telegram service notification finished? I haven’t received notifications since yesterday (May 11).


i dont see the red bell for in browser notification…. and i managed to click allowed notification in the settings… but still not getting in browser notification …. am using chrome… any idea?


Shout out to Dan’s Deals by R’ Eli Stefansky in today’s Daf Yomi at MDY RBS.



Anyone else having issues getting twitter push notifications on android since yesterday?


I have not had issues with the Twitter app on my phone and notifications that I can tell. Using pixel 3aXL


That’s funny, because I just got this through Twitter sms while not on wifi


@Dan It seems it was only an issue on Android, furthermore, an update to the app seems to have fixed it. See below reddit thread:


the GroupMe option is working good for me


Why don’t you do a whatts app Status or Group

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Hi Dan, I live in the UK and signed up to a group me account a few days ago, followed the steps but haven’t received any sms yet?
Do you think only works to USA phones?


group me stopped sending me texts yesterday any reason?


I am trying to enable your notifications via groupme but when i try to log in using the link in step 3 it says verification failure? I am trying it on a computer, any ideas? (I don’t have internet on my phone)


Never mind, i wasn’t verifying the robot thing correctly. I got it now. Thanks, looking fwd to receiving the notifications!!


I’m subscribed to browser push notifications and noticed lately I haven’t been getting notifications…

Is it possible some other setting need to be turned on?


Same. I haven’t gotten a browser push notification for a while. I checked, and I’m subscribed. Any ideas?


Is there any source code or documentation for the groupme bot? I’ve been trying to create something for SMS notifications for a subreddit since twitter made this change.


Isn’t there some sort of DD Yom Tov today (5/24)?

A freillechin 5/24 to one and all!


I know it might not be the best in terms of getting notifications, but have you given any thought to the Apple News app?


can i follow with the group me thing also all other stuff i used to follow/? if yes how do i do it?



Thanks for the great group me notification service! as i used the twitter sms till now and now its vary hard for me to get twitter updates i would like to ask you if you can please share with me how to make such a bot for other accounts for my and my friends. i will really appriciate it thanks.


I would like to receive browser push notifications but I do not see the bell icon on the bottom left of the site. I’ve tried Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Any suggestions?

Thanks in adavnce.


Oh well… Is Google the next platform to nix DumbPhone users?

The following is an email I got from them today:

Securely signing in to Google just got easier
Google is improving 2-Step Verification so you can use Google prompts to sign in securely and better protect your account.
Prompts are push notifications that are sent securely to your phone. Because they don’t use SMS, they’re safe from emerging SMS-based threats.
Google sign-in prompts will be able to reach every eligible phone where you’re signed in after July 7, 2020. In most cases, other 2-Step Verification options will continue to work as backup second steps.
Google prompts protect your account
After you enter your password, Google sends a secure push notification to every eligible phone where you’re signed in. This prompt tells you when and where your password was entered, so you can decide whether to approve or block the attempt to sign in.
To stop getting prompts on a particular phone, sign out of that phone. Learn more about Google prompts.
You can always review your security settings in your Google Account.

The Google Accounts Team


Oh well, this sure seems like the beginning of the phase-out of a feature many non-smartphone users were relying on. 🙁


Use the backup codes, and save it on your dumb phone


Hi Dan,

I would like to receive browser push notifications but I do not see the bell icon on the bottom left of the site. I’ve tried Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.


I wanna use this same GroupMe option but for a different Twitter account, can someone tell me how to set it up?


Trying to signup via Groupme. On the final page where it asks for the pin I’m getting the below error. Any advice?
“Sorry, an unknown error occurred. Please try again or contact


Can any 1 pls help, i had *like to follow also some other accounts (of course first is #DansDeals!) how do i do that? where do i found them? PLEASE HELP US HOLY NON SMARTPHONE JEWS!!!


Same here, anyone?


So I finally downloaded Telegram after missing way too many deals! Notifications seem spotty though I’ll get 5 notifications at once but some are from awhile ago. Tonight- I have no notifications showing up but when I go into Telegram there are 9 notifications! And yes; phone is set to allow Telegram notifications.

Any suggestions to improve this?


Do u have to keep telegram open to receive messages


Do you have to have telegram open to receive notices


Does option D work on an iPhone



Avi B

Seems like desktop chrome notifications have stopped working for a while Dan. I removed and reenabled notifications on chrome. Not sure.


i noticed that too, i thought the issue was with my browser…..
is there any fix for this?


Dan why don’t you build a mobile app? That would be amazing!

Rivky Reiss

The link to find & join the DansDeals channel on Telegram doesn’t seem to be working.
I want to make sure I join before Prime Day.

Deal hacker

@Dan I have the GroupMe app and having a hard time adding myself to sms notifications. Is there anyway I can just get added to the group?


how do i disable my sms with groupme as i see its not much of a difference to my email thanx for e/t