Twitter announced they made a major change to Direct Messages making it easier to communicate one-to-one or to groups on the social network. The change allows you to send and receive Direct Messages from anyone, even if you’re not following him or her.
You can enable a setting to Receive Direct Messages from anyone on the Security and privacy settings page. According to Twitter’s blog changes also include:

  • A setting that allows you to receive Direct Messages from anyone, even if you don’t follow them. Twitter provides these instructions for changing your settings.
  • 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.

Twitter also says that if you receive a Direct Message from someone you don’t want to privately converse with, you can either block the user or unfollow them and delete the conversation. If you have enabled the Receive Direct Messages from anyone setting, blocking the user will stop them from sending you Direct Messages.

What do you think about this change to Direct Messages on Twitter? Will you opt to receive messages from anyone? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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