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Elon Musk’s best idea for stopping spambots is making you pay for extra Twitter DMs

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Twitter will “soon” limit the number of direct messages that unverified accounts can send per day, the company said Friday, in an “effort to reduce spam.” Via Twitter support account. This means you have to pay a Twitter Blue subscription fee to send unlimited DMs.

Twitter didn’t specify in its tweet what the daily DM limit would be.upon Support pageThe company said the changes will take effect from Friday.

The link will take you to the Twitter Blue subscription page.
Screenshot by Jay Peters/The Verge

But a month later, he said the then-ongoing Twitter acquisition was “temporarily put on hold” while waiting for details to back up Twitter’s calculations that bots/spam accounted for less than 5 percent of its monthly active users. Days later, he claimed that the deal “couldn’t go forward” until Twitter could prove the estimate. The acquisition was finally completed at the end of the year.

Featured on Twitter last week DM settings The company says it’s also intended to reduce spam, but like the news, it also serves as another way to promote Twitter Blue. If you have a DM open, a new Twitter setting will prevent DMs from authenticated users you don’t follow. Secondary “Message Request” Inbox instead of your main inbox. But with Twitter switching everyone with an open DM inbox to this change, it also turns off the feature for people who don’t pay for Twitter Blue. send me a message anyway. You can switch to allow message requests from anyone, but you need to know where to look.

A few weeks ago, Musk also placed a “temporary” rate limit on reading tweets, under which Twitter Blue subscribers could read far more tweets than unverified users. It is unknown if these rate limits are still enforced.

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