In a move that’s typically Twitter, the company has removed the option for users to receive a direct message (DM) from any of their followers without needing to follow them back – just one month after enabling it.
As The Next Web reports, Twitter has rolled back the feature that they silently enabled last month.
The option allowed a user to select a box in their settings that would allow any of their followers to send them a DM, regardless of whether they were following them back. Without this option checked, DMs could only be received if the user was following the person sending the DM.
Now, it seems, this option is no longer available, so those of you who actually noticed it in the past 30 or so days will have to go back to the old way of sending DMs – mutually following each other.
I asked Twitter why the “accept DMs from anyone” feature is gone, and all I got was a link to this post: https://t.co/HMfDnHiEn6
— Mathew Ingram (@mathewi) November 18, 2013
It sounds like you can expect even more “experiments” from Twitter in the future. As with this DM option, most of Twitter’s new and sometimes temporary features are rolled out silently (and rolled back just as silently), so keep your eyes and ears peeled for the next one!
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