If you have used Twitter much at all, you have surely seen the direct messages pour in asking you to join a game, get more followers, or that somebody has given you a gift and that you should give them a gift back. This kind of junk has been the cause for many complaints and even causes many users to stop paying attention to their direct messages. To me, direct messages are some of the most important messages I send or receive. The good news is that there is a way to stop this DM spam! Here is a list that I have compiled that you may use to opt out of receiving these notifications.
I have opted out of each of these, and I presently enjoy a nice and peaceful life without all of the spam direct messages. I hope you will find this very useful.
Social Oomph / Tweet Later DM Opt Out Instructions
This one simply requires that you follow @OptMeOut on Twitter and then when the account returns your follow, send a DM to OptMeOut to be excluded. Opt out instructions are available on the Social Oomph Website.
Fun140 DM Opt Out Instructions
What is so fun about giving somebody a troll doll or a cookie that they cannot eat? It is a way to annoy your friends and strangers, too! This will require you to authenticate your identity using Twitter Oauth, so you will want to go back to yourTwitter Account Settings (here) to revoke access right afterward. If you get these, click here to opt out.
Spymaster DM Opt Out Instructions
Has anybody asked you to join their spy ring? I am asked repeatedly each day and I am tired of it. This will require you to authenticate your identity using Twitter Oauth, so you will want to go back to your Twitter Account Settings (here) to revoke access right afterward. Here are the Spymaster Opt Out instructions. This should eliminate most or all of the requests to join your friends’ Mafia.
Twables and FB140 DM Opt Out Instructions
This step will block a lot of messages. For me, this is one of the very worst offenders. If you are tired of all the direct messages suggesting that you use this tool to connect all of your Facebook friends with your Twitter account, here is a way to stop it. This will require you to authenticate your identity using Twitter Oauth, so you will want to go back to your Twitter Account Settings (here) to revoke access right afterward. Here are the Twables Opt Out instructions.
Get Back to Your Happy Direct Messaging
I hope that this information will help you return to happy DM’ing. Direct messages account for the majority of my Twitter messages, so this is a very important matter for me. Please note that although I have used each of the links included here, these are not a part of my service, so use at your own risk. I strongly suggest that if you authenticate using Oauth, that you promptly go to revoke access to these applications in your Twitter Account Settings (here).
If you found this information useful, you may also find much more information about Twitter in my recent book, Twitter for Business: Twitter for Friends. You may order Twitter for Business: Twitter for Friends in any of the following ways:
- Order at Amazon.com
- Order using PayPal and shipping is free! When you order through PayPal, you order directly from the author and save money.
- Order at CreateSpace.com (an Amazon company).
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