In another attempt to make conversations seamless on its platform, Twitter has announced another change today. After squashing the redundant Discover Tab, Twitter is now bringing back the ability to send private messages to anyone without the need for a follow back. Also Read - Twitter Voice Tweets rolling out for iOS: What are they, how to sendAlso Read - World Emoji Day 2021: Twitter reveals 10 most used emojis in 2021 in India
This ‘accept DMs from anyone’ was a feature that was earlier available on Twitter but was removed in 2013. Now the feature is back and any Twitter user can send a Direct Message to anyone on Twitterverse even if they do not follow them, or the need for their follow back. For this purpose, Twitter has designed a specific button right next to Settings option which will allow you to DM freely, provided the person has activated the feature. Also Read - Top Tech News today: Realme Watch 2 Pro launch date, Vivo Y72 launched in India, WhatsApp multi-device feature
The interesting thing is that this feature is optional and can be neglected if your privacy matters to you. If you want to activate this feature, all you need to do is enable the ‘Receive Direct Messages from anyone’ feature on the Security and privacy settings page.
After enabling this feature, if you feel that spamming has increased you can easily disable the service at any time. You can even manually block certain people from sending you Direct Messages if you don t want to privately converse with them. This feature is being rolled out to all users and will reflect gradually on your mobile and desktop.
The company has been trying to revive its DM feature since last year by rolling out several new add-ons to improve functionality. They made group private conversations possible recently, and even enabled sharing tweets via DM in November last year.