Twitter shows notifications 28s after page load

I don't use Twitter very often and only check the website every couple of days. When I open a new tab, type and press "enter", the website loads.

When I have a notification, the red circle badge on top of the "Notifications" menu entry appears for a fraction of a second and then disappears. It takes 28 seconds after the page has been loaded for it to re-appear.

When I click the notifications menu entry they are immediately visible and do not disappear.

I suspect this is done deliberately by Twitter to prevent people from closing the twitter tab in their browser. (nudging, dark pattern)

Twitter website when it has been loaded 28 seconds later: The unread notification badge appears

Written by Christian Weiske.

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