Twitter Revamps Its Direct Messaging Service

Twitter Revamps Its Direct Messaging Service

If you wanted to flick a private message to someone on Twitter it used to be that you’d have to be following each other.

Emma Mackenzie
Posted by Emma Mackenzie

However, Twitter has altered its system now so you can send a direct message to anyone on the social media platform, regardless of whether they follow you or not.

Announced in a blog post, Twitter outlined the new changes, stating it wants the private Twitter experience to be “just as fulfilling as the public side”.

Surely this could mean though that a heap of people get bombarded with private messages from people they don’t follow?

There’s a way to change the ability though.

“We hope these changes help you connect more easily – and directly – on Twitter with the people, causes and businesses you care about most,” the blog post said.

“If you do receive a Direct Message from someone you don’t want to privately converse with, you can still take steps to stop them.”

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