Presently, there is a lot of talk going on among twitter users about Twitter Direct Messages. Twitter is slowly rolling out an option to its users to send direct message or DM to anyone whom they follow. Earlier you were able to send DM to only those persons who followed you but they can’t send a message to you unless you too follow them. It’s appearing similar to instant messaging platform where your twitter profile and login credentials will be used.
This step by twitter may be a killing to many twitter profiles. Since anyone can DM you, there will be a huge amount of spam through this additional feature. It may be beneficial to the companies maintaining twitter accounts for their customer support purposes. Now their customers can contact them directly without the need of the company to follow each and everyone of their customers on twitter.
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At present, this feature is not available to all but slowly it will become a feature of every twitter account. Users will have a choice whether to receive DMs from anyone or not. Hope they don’t make it default to receive DMs else there may be a lot of spam on these accounts. Many users are reporting that they are unable to send links through DMs. This may be on part of twitter to protect their users from malicious links. Presently direct links to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are supported. Also email address can be sent. Twitter has to think some alternative regarding this else it would be a great hindrance to its users to send links to their fellow users.
This new feature did not taste well to many twitter users. It has been a talk of the town that twitter has initiated this move to tackle its decreasing users of messaging due to other popular messaging services like Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp etc. So twitter is providing this premium feature to its users for free unlike the instant messaging apps of Google Play where we need to pay for some additional features.Twitter is now thinking to boost its messaging platform. May be they come out with something more surprising than now.
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