Twitter have launched a new featured which enables you to receive DMs from ANYONE. This can be a good thing or perhaps a bad thing,as is i often get DMs from people i don’t follow and this is annoying to say the least and its always marketing companies or someone looking for money in one form or another. Personally i think think practice should be banned full stop giving some users more rights over other that are not even celebs,At that point i think everyone should be treated equally regardless,celeb or not you join twitter,you face the real world..
If you have updated twitter you will now see a prominent message box within the persons profile,before this you would need to tap another button to access the DM feature to the person you are following. Twitter thinks this move will gain more users and perhaps create more mobile revenue,also its said to make people connect more. Below is what you will now see on a person’s profile.
If you do not want to be spammed to death with messages you can simply turn off this feature in settings,It is turned off by default but i would still check this and the rest is up to you from there,for me it will be staying off,having had multiple messages already from people i do not follow is annoying and i do not want anymore.
Twitter say the following on their blog..
Direct Messages are the best way to take your public Twitter conversations private. Today, we’re 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.
Communicating with people you may or may not know in real life just got easier. Previously, if you wanted to send a Direct Message to the ice cream shop down the street about how much you love their salted caramel flavor, you’d have to ask them to follow you first. With today’s changes, the ice cream shop can opt to receive Direct Messages from anyone; so you can privately send your appreciation for the salted caramel without any barriers.
Windows phone users no doubt have been left in the lurch here too with the new change only on Android and iOS.
What do you think of this new feature ? If twitter ever did a favour it would be to ensure the BLOCK button means BLOCK…