On Twitter, the company has changed the “Direct Messages” settings to only allow messages from those who pay for Twitter Blue, but you can change the settings back to allow messages from anyone, and in this guide, you will learn how.
In addition to sending messages publicly and joining other conversations, Twitter includes direct messages to allow users to message more privately, similar to email. The only problem is that if you use Twitter publicly, you will now notice few direct messages. However, this isn’t because people are messaging less. Instead, it’s because the company recently changed the default settings to receive message requests only from people who pay for Twitter Blue, but you can fix this issue from the Direct Messages settings.
This guide will teach you the steps to change the Direct Messages settings to allow message requests from anyone.
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To change the “Direct Messages” settings on Twitter to allow messages from anyone, use these steps:
Open Twitter (web).
Sign in with your credentials (if applicable).
Click on More, select Settings and Support, and click the “Settings and privacy” option.
Under the “Settings” section, click on Privacy and safety.
Under the “Control who can message you” section, check the “Allow message request from everyone” option.
Once you complete the steps, you will be able to receive direct messages on Twitter from anyone.
Although it shouldn’t be required, it’s a good idea to periodically check your settings to make sure they haven’t changed to anyone you don’t want. If you had enough of Twitter, you can always switch to Threads from Meta.