Twitter Takes on Spam Crisis, Targets Verified Users Too!

Twitter is introducing a new update to enhance its direct messaging (DM) features. Empowering users with increased authority to determine who can communicate with them on the platform. This update includes a unique restriction option exclusively available to Twitter Blue subscribers.

Twitter is taking decisive action to combat the persistent issue of spam overpowering users’ primary inboxes. This update focuses on relocating messages from verified users whom you do not follow to the “Message Requests” section. By doing so, Twitter acknowledges the prevalence of spam, even from verified accounts, and aims to address the problem effectively.

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Say Goodbye to Spam in your DM with Twitter’s Latest Steps!

To slash spam messages, Twitter is introducing a new feature that organizes direct messages (DMs) more efficiently. Moving forward, DMs from users you follow will be conveniently sorted into your primary inbox. Furthermore, if you are not following a verified user (who has a Twitter Blue subscription), their messages will be directed to the “Message requests” section for your consideration. This update aims to enhance the clarity and organization of your DMs on Twitter.

Beginning July 14, Twitter announced a significant change to its messaging system. Users will now receive messages exclusively from accounts they follow directly into their inboxes. On the other hand, messages from verified users whom they don’t follow will be directed to a separate ‘request inbox.’ Consequently, individuals without a subscription to Twitter Blue will be unable to send direct messages to users who are not following them. This adjustment aims to refine the messaging experience and provide users with greater control over their inboxes.

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“Starting as soon as July 14th, we’re adding a new messages setting that should help reduce the number of spam messages in DMs. With the new setting enabled, messages from users who you follow will arrive in your primary inbox, and messages from verified users who you don’t follow will be sent to your message request inbox. Users who previously had their permissions set to allow message requests from everyone will be migrated to this new setting but can switch back at any time.” the company tweeted. 

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As observed by several users in response to Twitter’s announcement, the update doesn’t truly reduce the occurrence of spam, regardless of whether it originates from verified users or not. Rather, the update merely shifts those messages to a distinct folder within the platform.

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