Twitter today put a small buffer between users and unsolicited direct messages. Moving forward, DMs from people who users don’t follow will appear as Requests in the Messages tab. Twitter allows people to accept DMs from those they follow and those who follow back, or from everyone. Leaving DMs open makes it easier for people to reach one another through Twitter, but also leaves users’ inboxes unprotected from unsolicited or unwanted messages. People can accept or reject DM requests. Accepting the message allows the DM to go through so the sender and recipient can engage in a private conversation. Twitter says senders won’t know the message has been viewed unless the message is accepted. Users can delete unwanted Requests, but that won’t necessarily prevent the sender from re-sending the message or attempting to connect down the road unless they are blocked. By default, media included in unsolicited DMs will be hidden unless specifically opened by the recipient. Twitter is free to download from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.
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