HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO SEND A DIRECT MESSAGE TO SOMEONE ONE WHO YOU DON'T FOLLOW TWITTER BUT IS UNABLE TO? WELL, YOU DO NOT NEED TO ANNOYINGLY FOLLOW THAT PERSON ANYMORE BECAUSE TWITTER HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR ITS USERS TO SLIDE INTO DMS WITHOUT FOLLOWING FIRST.
Twitter has released a formal announcement via their handle that users can now send direct messages to other users without having to follow them first. All that is needed is an accepted request.
In their support article, they explained the whole concept behind the direct messaging on twitter's platform.
This is a good step in the right direction because people can now reach organisations and persons of interest with Direct Messaging without having to follow them first. Smart business can also use this as a rare privilege of reaching a target audience with messages about their product or services. The downside, however, is that with the free-of-cost nature of social media, many businesses will begin to send unsolicited cum incessant direct messages to users in an uncontrollable manner. There can only be hope that a control measure will be put in place.
So, go ahead and slide into that DM.