Twitter/X Keyword Alerts

Responding to Tweets is one of the most effective marketing channels for startups. Syften makes it so easy you'll feel like you're cheating.

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Do you really search all of Twitter/X in real-time?

Yes, as a specialized Twitter/X keyword tracker, our goal is to have no more than a 15-minute delay.

Does it still work after Elon acquired it?

After the acquisition, API access was made more difficult. Syften successfuly went through the process, and does indeed support Twitter/X/X.

Unfortunately, we must pass on API access costs down to our users, so Twitter/X support costs a little extra.

How will I receive notifications for my Twitter/X mentions?

You can receive your results through our Slack integration, email, a Zapier integration, or API.

So what can Twitter/X tracking be used for?

With Syften, you can get alerts whenever someone tweets using the keywords you want to monitor, allowing you to be among the first to comment.

A tweet has a shorter lifespan than a mayfly. Quickly liking or retweeting it can help increase its reach, as the platform's algorithm favors recent engagement.

Has anyone ever recommended your product, but the tweet just withered and died? Never let that happen again,let your team give it that initial nudge needed for success.

By monitoring Twitter/X you can:

  • Engage with your audience: Respond to questions, feedback, and concerns in a timely manner, fostering positive relationships and customer satisfaction.
  • Monitor brand reputation: Keep an eye on what people are saying about your brand to address any potential issues and maintain a positive image.
  • Track competitors: Stay informed about your competitors' strategies and developments to make informed business decisions and identify opportunities for growth.
  • Monitor affiliates: Make sure they stick to white-hat strategies.
  • Gain insights for content creation: Understand the interests and concerns of your target audience, helping you create content that resonates with them and drives engagement.

Actively monitoring Twitter/X allows you to stay ahead of the curve and maximize the opportunities this social media platform provides.

Only by tracking Twitter/X mentions will you get a good overview of the sentiment in your niche.

Define your search queries using our powerful syntax

All the power you need to keep the signal to noise ratio high. Track #hashtags, @mentions, keywords and more.

We've got your back with our world-class support. After signing up you can learn how to search for mentions on Twitter/X from our guides.

Is Syften the best Twitter/X monitoring tool available?

Given Twitter/X's recent API changes, Syften decided to fight the battle and continue support.

Syften is an excellent Twitter/X monitoring tool, providing near-instant alerts, access to the full Twitter/X search syntax, and the ability to configure up to 100 filters. You can also receive alerts through Slack, email, Zapier, or API. While there are other monitoring tools available, Syften's features and versatility make it a top choice for those seeking comprehensive Twitter/X monitoring.

How will I know if it's working?

To find out if your social media monitoring tool is working, you need to measure your results. Keep an eye on your user acquisition channels to see where your paying customers are coming from. After a while, you'll be able to tell if your monitoring efforts on Twitter/X are paying off. Just remember that some browsers might block referrer information, but this method still gives you a pretty good idea of your tool's effectiveness.

Can I get the full Twitter/X Firehose and do my own searching?

The official Twitter/X Firehose is a live stream of all Tweets. And it's super-expensive.

Contact us, and we'll explain what we can do.

Twitter/X is just one of the communities we monitor:

Reddit X Hacker News Product Hunt Indie Hackers Slack Quora Stack Overflow Server Fault Upwork GitHub Podcasts Stack Exchange etc

The best tweets are real-time and conversational,
not pre-scheduled!

Tracking Twitter/X mentions is an essential part of maintaining a strong online presence for any business. With Syften, you can effortlessly monitor brand mentions, allowing you to stay informed about relevant discussions and engage with your audience effectively.

How can I use keyword monitoring to find customers online?

Configure filters

Check out what our customers have to say

At Rewardful, we're huge believers in word-of-mouth marketing. I've used most of the social monitoring tools on the market and most have a lot of noise in the results or miss important conversations happening online. Syften returns the most relevant social mentions with the least amount of noise out of all the tools I've tested so far. Their community listening is the best on the market and I love how you can fine tune by source.

I love that Syften monitors all the communities I am part of but don't have enough time to check all day. Now, I can check my email and see conversations happening on Twitter, Reddit, Indie Hackers, and many more places. It's incredibly useful. Worth every dollar.

We use Syften to react to people saying things about us on the internet every single day. It's a set once and forget tool that just helps your team keep your pulse on whatever it is you care about.

Syften is awesome. I use it for my business so I can monitor the brand, and participate in online discussions which can help us attract new customers. I also use it personally to keep track of niche subjects that I'm interested in like emerging tech and products.

I've written a couple books and like to keep an eye on how and where folks are talking about them. Syften has helped me catch several key conversations that I otherwise wouldn't have seen. Even on the days without any notable alerts, I'm still happy to know that I haven't missed anything. A very useful tool.

We love Syften at PostHog and find it incredibly useful for listening to our open-source community. The Slack integration enables our entire team to find ways to connect with our users, whether it's the Marketing team sharing new content or the Engineering team answering technical questions. The filtering system is especially powerful and helps us separate the signal from the noise.

Syften has become integral to our business. It allows us to monitor *and* respond in real-time using their super simple webhooks. For example, when people mention our competitors being expensive on Twitter, Syften finds it and enables us to respond instantly with Zapier. It's paid for itself many times over. It even helped us secure $5M in funding for one of our community members. Michael has been overwhelmingly supportive over the past 18+ months we've been a customer and we couldn't be more grateful.

I use Syften every day and have been for a year. I looked at various other social listening tools but they were mostly aimed at big brands and enterprise customers and carried a hefty price tag. Syften tracks all of the major networks that I'm interested (even ones the big tools don't) and it's affordable for businesses of every size. Every day I get an email digest of people talking about my product for me to take immediate action on.

I gather the mentions I get from Syften and add them to our customer sales and partner presentations to show how our product is gaining mindshare amongst users on Reddit and forums. These slides are very impactful.

Syften has been a great tool to understand in which communities my website is being mentioned, or topics relevant to my business. It allowed me to engage in meaningful discussions and to identify some important actors in my niche.

Syften has enabled us to keep an eye on the topics related to our product. We can easily track posts about discount codes, email marketing, and e-commerce. We can then suggest using our service, or just be helpful answering questions on subjects that we are familiar with.

That could be you! So let's get started!

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Pricing Plans

Save by paying annually


$19.95 /month
$16.62 /month
  • 3 filters


$39.95 /month
$33.29 /month
  • 20 filters
  • Slack notifications
  • Twitter monitoring


$99.95 /month
$83.29 /month
  • 100 filters
  • Slack notifications
  • Twitter monitoring
  • Quora monitoring

It pays for itself if we find just one customer for you (easy)


Use the standard Twitter syntax, shown below. Syften does not support these operators: min_replies, min_faves, min_retweets.

Operator Finds Tweets...
watching now containing both "watching" and "now". This is the default operator.
"happy hour" containing the exact phrase "happy hour".
love OR hate containing either "love" or "hate" (or both).
beer -root containing "beer" but not "root".
#haiku containing the hashtag "haiku".
from:interior sent from Twitter account "interior".
list:NASA/astronauts-in-space-now sent from a Twitter account in the NASA list astronauts-in-space-now
to:NASA a Tweet authored in reply to Twitter account "NASA".
@NASA mentioning Twitter account "NASA".
politics filter:safe containing "politics" with Tweets marked as potentially sensitive removed.
puppy filter:media containing "puppy" and an image or video.
puppy -is:retweet containing "puppy", filtering out retweets.
puppy filter:replies containing "puppy", only show replies.
puppy filter:native_video containing "puppy" and an uploaded video, Amplify video, Periscope, or Vine.
puppy filter:periscope containing "puppy" and a Periscope video URL.
puppy filter:vine containing "puppy" and a Vine.
puppy filter:images containing "puppy" and links identified as photos, including third parties such as Instagram.
puppy filter:twimg containing "puppy" and a link representing one or more photos.
hilarious has:links containing "hilarious" and linking to URL.
puppy url:amazon containing "puppy" and a URL with the word "amazon" anywhere within it.
movie -scary :) containing "movie", but not "scary", and with a positive attitude.
flight :( containing "flight" and with a negative attitude.
traffic ? containing "traffic" and asking a question.
lang:en this parameter restricts Tweets to the given language.
tag:yourtag this is a special Syften-specific operator used to tag your filters.

Here is how I would search for relevant tweets in English about Syften that didn't come from me and didn't mention my Twitter/X handle:

Implementation Details

  • We strive to deliver the results within 15 minutes.


  • Syften does not support these operators: min_replies, min_faves, min_retweets.

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