With the persistent issue of spam flooding Direct Messages (DMs), Twitter has recently announced a series of updates aimed at enhancing user experience and reducing unwanted messages. On July 13, the social media company introduced the option for users to receive DMs only from verified accounts and people they follow, a setting that was automatically applied to a handful of user accounts, with the option of customization to preference.
This provided users with better control over their inbox and has reportedly yielded positive results. According to Twitter Support, there has been a 70% reduction in spam messages within the first week of implementation.
Following up on the positive outcome of their initial update, Twitter is now set to take their spam fighting efforts one step further by introducing daily limits on DMs for unverified accounts. This was announced on July 21, as Twitter Support tweeted that, in their effort to reduce spam in Direct Messages, unverified accounts will have daily limits on the number of DMs they can send.
By giving users more control over their message settings and introducing various limitations for unverified accounts, they are certainly taking steps to reduce spam contents, and increase Twitter blue subscribers.