twitter-bird-white-on-blueWell, there is a lot of panicking going on on Twitter, everyone has just noticed there is a new feature on Twitter – which allows people to DM you without having to follow you back. However there is a new setting – Receive DMs from any follower on Twitter!

I’ve seen no announcements from Twitter on this, normally there is a blog, a tweet something but there is no news – so I’m wondering if its a trial feature.   Some people can allow DMs and some can’t, so its been rolled out slowly – some have said they’ve had it for weeks.

You don’t know unless you look in settings as there is no alert to tell you the person has allowed you to DM without them following back.

Don’t panic people, you have to allow this in settings for it to happen.

Receive DMs from any follower

Generally, you must follow someone before they have the ability to direct message you. If you check this option, any Twitter user that follows you will be able to send you a DM, regardless of whether you decide to follow them back.So this is the setting we are seeing in twitter today – or some of us.

Twitter DMs

 

I must admit I wasn’t very pleased when I first saw this, I don’t want to Receive DMs from any follower on Twitter  as if auto DM’s aren’t enough of a pain – but now I see that you have to allow it, its not so bad.    People have been saying it will be good for customer services purposes but can you imagine how many people like Virgin Media or EE will get if they allow this feature, I don’t think they will.

So, will you be allowing this feature to Receive DMs from any follower, I know I won’t be.