Twitter’s engaged on a brand new anti-spam measure, or a Twitter Blue incentive, relying on the way you take a look at it.
Based on the most recent back-end code finding in the app, Twitter’s trying to implement new restrictions on who can ship DMs within the app, with solely Twitter Blue customers set to be allowed to ship DM requests to customers who don’t observe them.
As you may see on this instance pop-up, shared by app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi, Twitter’s new DM restrictions would cease customers from sending a DM to a different consumer that isn’t already following them within the app.
Which might restrict your messaging choices, particularly when you use Twitter DMs for any form of outreach. Twitter’s been an essential connective instrument for a lot of on this respect, offering direct entry to individuals who could also be desirous about future partnerships or collaborations. However until you wish to pay the $8 per thirty days, that may very well be no extra – although the most probably impression will likely be that customers will simply search the identical individuals out on different platforms and attempt to contact them there as a substitute.
However it might work as an anti-spam measure, by limiting using DMs as a spammer instrument. If spammers need to pay to ship you their spam, they’ll be much less prone to do it, which may very well be considerably efficient, even when it might simply be mitigated by them signing as much as Twitter Blue.
And that may be a key purpose of the subscription program, to make spamming and scamming within the app extra price prohibitive, as a way to fight the influx of tweeted rubbish. On this sense, possibly this will likely be a very good factor, which can restrict the random invitations and notifications in your DM stream.
Twitter’s additionally trying to restrict who can add individuals to a DM group in the identical method.
Which is one other anti-spam measure, as individuals often get invited to random teams within the app, as a way to advertise spam, scams, or simply weird group chats.
It really looks like it might present some reduction on this entrance – although once more, it could additionally restrict your direct connection choices within the app, which might impression some interactions.
However proper now, with solely 0.28% of Twitter users signed up to Twitter Blue, it could limit message spam within the app. Perhaps price a take a look at, as a minimum.