For a few weeks now, Twitter has given you the option to opt-in to receive Direct Messages (DMs) from any of your followers, not just the ones you follow. For some reason, it just broke news today, with the blogosphere blowing up about it this morning. To be fair, a lot of the frustration is because of the anticipated increase in DM spam, something that has long plagued Twitter.
So, whether you want to enable this feature or disable it, here are the two steps to follow. This assumes you’re on a computer, not your mobile.
1. Click on the Settings gear and then select ‘Settings’.
2. That will load your Account Settings screen. Towards the bottom, you’ll see a check box to enable / disable the option to receive Direct Messages from any follower. Whatever your preference, you can indicate it here.
Click ‘Save’ at the bottom and you’re done. Don’t forget to click ‘Save’.
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