Micro-blogging site Twitter has brought in some significant changes to its feature, ‘Direct Messages’. Users will now be able to receive Direct Messages from anyone, even if they don’t follow them. Users can head to the Security and privacy settings page to enable the new feature. However, users who do not wish to receive messages from unknown people can take suitable steps to stop them as well.
Twitter announced that the new changes have been rolled out to users worldwide starting April 20. Twitter’s Official Blog stated, “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.”
Apart from the ability to receive messages from anyone, Twitter has also updated its messaging rules, which means that users can now reply to anyone who sends them a Direct Message, regardless of whether or not that person follows them. Also, there is a new Direct Message button on profile pages for both Android and iOS. According to Twitter, these new changes can be useful for small businesses and celebrities as users will be able to communicate with them easily, without the need of a connection on Twitter.
Earlier this month, Twitter also revamped its homepage with a newer and fresher look in an attempt to woo users. The new homepage will mark a shift from the earlier simple log in page with a background photo.
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