Twitter has pulled back its recently released direct message feature, which allowed users to send private messages to those they follow, even when the recipient was not following them back. This accept DMs from anyone feature was earlier available in the account settings but now has been removed from the settings options. Also Read - COVID-19 third wave: Twitter shuts offices as coronavirus cases rise
In a tweet notification to TheNextWeb, Twitter has confirmed that the company is experimenting with a lot of new features and this was just a part of the experimental features. This essentially means that Twitter users will no more be able to accept direct messages from just anyone who follows them but is not followed back by the recipient.
Though the company might have pulled the service back, this experimentation has given some weight to Twitter s standalone direct messaging app rumors that have been buzzing around for quite some time now.