Previously, direct messaging could only be possible between two Twitter users who followed each other.
But now, twitter is givivng users an option of changing their settings and opt to allow direct messages from any person, including people or organisation8 who don’t follow them.
Twitter says it is changing how direct messaging works so that it’s even easier for you to communicate one-to-one or with a chosen group of people, anywhere in the world.
According to a blog post on the company’s website, the changes will include:
- A setting that allows you to receive Direct Messages from anyone, even if you don’t follow them. To change your settings follow these instructions.
- Updated messaging rules so you can reply to anyone who sends you a Direct Message, regardless of whether or not that person follows you.
- A new Direct Message button on profile pages on Android and iPhone. You’ll see it on the profiles of people you can send Direct Messages to
”We hope these changes help you connect more easily – and directly – on Twitter with the people, causes and businesses you care about most” Twitter said in the blog post.
The changes took effect immediately to all users across the globe.