Twitter Now Allows Followers To DM You Even If Not Following Them


Twitter direct messages traditionally work if you and another person are following each other, but a new feature allows any follower to DM you even if you’re not following them.

The feature has already started rolling out to users, and can be found on the main Twitter Settings page directly above “Your Twitter archive.”


To prevent any unwanted messages, the option is turned off by default, but if you want to turn it on, simply check the box and click “Save Changes.”

Twitter has yet to share any details about the new feature, or an estimated time frame for its roll out.

Businesses who use the social network for customer service will benefit greatly from the feature, saving time from sending tweets telling customers they have to be following in order to send a DM.

It could also benefit news organizations who want a quick tip on a potential breaking story:

And for Twitter users already pretty accessible, it adds to the 47 different ways to be contacted:

Mike Stenger

Lover of technology, Mike often makes jokes that nobody laughs at.


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