Twitter expands its emergency alert services to the U.K. and Ireland

Twitter has launched Twitter Alerts in the U.K. and Ireland. The service allows organizations to send emergency, relief, or charity alerts to opted-in users. Some 57 Twitter accounts from the two countries have already signed on, 47 of which are the U.K. police forces. This new service will allow the British and Irish police to push out critical information in a quick and efficient manner. 

Twitter Alerts — a service that Twitter launched in September for emergency, relief and charity organizations from the U.S., Japan and Korea to send out critical messages to opted-in users — is getting more international. Today, the newly public company is turning on Twitter Alerts in the UK and Ireland.

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