Man, do I hate it when I try to direct-message (DM) someone on Twitter, but can’t because that person doesn’t follow me.
First of all, who doesn’t follow me? And secondly, why are they so privileged to not get my notes?
Alas, there’s hope for me. Twitter opened that DM door this week.
Now, you can opt in and allow anyone to send you a DM. No need for them to be your follower to send them a message.
It’s kinda like email — if someone has your address, they can ping you, provided they opt in.
"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," Twitter’s Nhu Vuong wrote in an April 20 blog post.
I love this as a reporter. (So watch your Twitter inboxes, my trustworthy sources).
I’m not the only one affected here. Think brands.