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Saturday, January 12, 2019

All You Need Know About Twitter Direct Message (DM), Group Conversation, Others

Direct Messages are the private side of Twitter. You can use Direct Messages to have private conversations with people about Tweets and other content.

THE BASICS

You can start a private conversation or create a group conversation with anyone who follows you.

ANYONE YOU DO NOT FOLLOW CAN SEND YOU A DIRECT MESSAGE IF:

You have opted in to receive Direct Messages from anyone or;
You have previously sent that person a Direct Message.
Anyone in a conversation can send Direct Messages to the group. Everyone in a group can see all messages, even if everyone doesn’t follow each other.

In group conversations, anyone in the conversation can add other participants. Newly added participants won’t see the prior history of the conversation.

Some accounts, particularly businesses on Twitter, have enabled a setting to receive Direct Messages from anyone. You can send a Direct Message to these accounts even if they don’t follow you.

In both group and one-on-one conversations, you cannot be in a conversation with an account you block.

TO SEND A DIRECT MESSAGE FROM TWITTER FOR IOS:

Tap the envelope icon. You’ll be directed to your messages.

Tap the message icon to create a new message.

In the address box, enter the name(s) or @username(s) of the people you wish to send a message to. A group message can include up to 50 people.
Enter your message.

In addition to text, you can include a photo, video, GIF, or sticker with your Direct Message. From the message compose bar, or the plus icon you can access the following options:

Tap the photo icon to take a photo or record a video, or attach one from your device gallery. You have the option to edit your photo before sending your message. Tap on the photo to bring up editing screen where you can enhance, crop, add filters, and add stickers. When you are done editing, tap Save. Learn more about advanced photo options.

To include an animated GIF in your message, tap the GIF icon to search for and select a file from the media library.

To send a sticker, tap the sticker icon before typing your message. Select and tap a sticker from a preselected set, and it will immediately send.

To send your message, tap the paper airplane icon

TO DELETE A DIRECT MESSAGE OR CONVERSATION:

To delete a Direct Message, tap and hold the message and select Delete message from the menu that pops up.

To delete an entire conversation from your inbox, swipe left on the conversation and tap the trash can icon You can also delete an entire conversation by tapping the information icon and selecting Delete conversation from the Conversation info page.

When you delete a Direct Message or conversation (sent or received), it is deleted from your account only. Others in the conversation will still be able to see Direct Messages or conversations that you have deleted.

TO MANAGE A GROUP CONVERSATION:


From within a group conversation, click on the information icon to access the conversation settings:

From within the Group info page, click the more icon to access the drop-down menu. You can choose to Edit group name, Upload new photo, View photo, or Remove photo.
Note: The option to view and remove the photo will be available only if a group message photo is uploaded.
Under Notifications, you can select to:
Click Mute notifications to mute notifications for 1 hour, 8 hours, 1 week, or Forever.

Click Mute mentions to control whether you will receive notifications when you are mentioned in a group conversation. Please note that, unless this feature is enabled, you will receive notifications when you are directly mentioned in a conversation, even if you have enabled the Mute conversation feature. Additionally, you must be a participant in a group conversation to receive mention notifications for that conversation.

To report the group conversation, click Report conversation.

To remove yourself from the group conversation, click Leave conversation.

TO MUTE DIRECT MESSAGE NOTIFICATIONS

You can mute notifications for Direct Messages for 1 hour, 8 hours, 1 week, or Forever. When you mute a Direct Message conversation, you will still receive new messages, but you won’t receive a notification each time. Note: Unless the Mute mentions setting is enabled, you will still receive notifications when you are directly mentioned in a group conversation that you are a part of.

HOW TO MUTE FROM WITHIN A DIRECT MESSAGE CONVERSATION:

Navigate to the Direct Message you’d like to mute.
Click or tap into the message settings.
Click or tap the information icon then select Mute notifications.
From the pop-up menu, select the mute time interval you’d like: 1 hour, 8 hours, 1 week, or Forever.
To unmute, click or tap the information icon, then click or tap Unmute notifications.

How To Mute From Your Direct Message Inbox On Twitter For Ios:

Navigate to your Direct Message inbox.
Find the conversation you’d like to mute.
Swipe left on the message and tap the notifications icon.

Note: You can also choose to report or delete a conversation when you swipe left.
From the pop-up menu, select the mute time interval you’d like: 1 hour, 8 hours, 1 week, or Forever.

To unmute, swipe left and tap the muted notifications icon

HOW TO MUTE FROM YOUR DIRECT MESSAGE INBOX ON TWITTER FOR ANDROID:

Navigate to your Direct Message inbox.
Find the conversation you’d like to mute.
Long-press on the message and tap Mute notifications.

From the pop-up menu, select the mute time interval you’d like: 1 hour, 8 hours, 1 week, or Forever.

To unmute, long-press on the message and tap Unmute notifications.

HOW TO MUTE FROM A DIRECT MESSAGE PUSH NOTIFICATION:

Find the Direct Message push notification on your mobile device’s lock screen you’d like to mute:

From the Twitter for iOS app: Swipe left on the lock screen push notification, tap View, then tap Mute for 1 hour.

From the Twitter for Android app: Swipe down on the lock screen push notification, then tap Mute.

Conversation notifications will be muted for one hour.

TO SHARE A TWEET VIA DIRECT MESSAGE

Sharing a Tweet via Direct Message is a great way to spark a conversation with a group of friends.

To receive Direct Messages from anyone
You can receive messages from anyone if you check the box next to Receive Direct Messages from anyone in your Privacy and safety settings on twitter.com. You can also adjust this setting via the Twitter for iOS or Twitter for Android apps. If you enable this option, anyone can add you to group conversations.

TO CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS USING TWITTER FOR IOS:

In the top menu, tap your profile icon.
Select Settings and privacy.
Tap Privacy and safety.

Under Direct Messages, and next to Receive messages from anyone, drag the slider to allow anyone to send you Direct Messages.
To change your settings using Twitter for Android:

In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have.
Select Settings and privacy.
Tap Privacy and safety.

Under Direct Messages, and next to Receive messages from anyone, check the box to allow anyone to send you Direct Messages.
Note: Disabling the Receive messages from anyone setting will not prevent you from continuing to receive Direct Messages from someone you don't follow if you have a prior conversation already established with that person. You will need to either report the conversation or block the account to stop receiving Direct Messages from that person.

TO REVIEW DIRECT MESSAGE REQUESTS

If you have the Receive messages from anyone setting enabled, incoming messages from people you don’t follow will appear as Requests in the Messages tab. New group conversations that you’re added to by people you don’t follow will also appear in Requests. Entering the conversation, you will be asked to either Delete or Accept the message. Accepting the message will allow you to engage with the person, and will move the message to your inbox. Please note that they will not know you have seen the message until you have accepted their request.

Deleting the message will remove it from your inbox. Note: Deleting a message will not prevent that account from sending you messages in the future. You will always have the option to block the account or report the conversation. Blocked accounts cannot send you messages, unless you unblock them.

Accepting the message will allow you to engage with the person. All media will be hidden prior to accepting the message. If you wish to view the hidden media, click or tap View media.

Note: The option to Accept or Delete messages and View Media from someone new that you don't follow is only available on the Twitter for iOS and Android apps, and twitter.com.

Additionally, by default, we filter lower-quality requests from the Requests section of your inbox for the Twitter for iOS and Android app. When enabled, the quality filter for message requests hides conversation requests we think may be lower quality. Filtered requests will not be viewable in the Requests section of your inbox and you will not receive a notification about these requests. If you choose to disable the quality filter, older conversation requests which were previously hidden will be available in the Requests section in addition to new, incoming requests.



TO DISABLE OR ENABLE THE QUALITY FILTER FOR MESSAGE REQUESTS:

At the top of your Requests tab, tap Change settings.

In the Privacy section of your Message settings, toggle the slider next to Quality filter.

Note: If you have the Receive messages from anyone setting enabled under the Direct Messages section of your Privacy and safety settings, it is possible to disable and enable the quality filter from your privacy settings.

TO DISABLE DIRECT MESSAGE READ RECEIPTS

Direct Messages feature read receipts so you know when people have seen your messages. When someone sends you a Direct Message and your Show read receipts setting is enabled, everyone in the conversation will know when you’ve seen it. This setting is enabled by default but you can turn it off (or back on) through your settings at any time. If you turn off the Show read receipts setting, you will not be able to see read receipts from other people.

Read receipts are only viewable on the Twitter for iOS and Android apps, and twitter.com. Please note, however, that read receipts will also be sent when you view Direct Messages on mobile web.

TO DISABLE OR ENABLE USING TWITTER FOR IOS:

In the top menu, tap your profile icon.
Select Settings and privacy.
Tap Privacy and safety.
Under Direct Messages, and next to Show read receipts, drag the slider to turn the feature off or back on.

TO DISABLE OR ENABLE USING TWITTER FOR ANDROID:

In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have.
Select Settings and privacy.

Tap Privacy and safety.
Under Direct Messages, and next to Show read receipts, uncheck the box to turn the feature off or check the box to turn back on.

TO DISABLE OR ENABLE VIA TWITTER.COM

Click your profile icon, then click Settings and privacy.
Click on Privacy and safety.
Under Privacy and next to Send/Receive read receipts, click the box to turn the feature off or click the box to turn back on.
Note: For conversations that appear under Requests, the sender(s) will not be able to see if you have read their Direct Messages unless you accept the conversation.

TO SEND AND RECEIVE DIRECT MESSAGES ON YOUR PHONE VIA SMS

If your Twitter account is connected to your mobile phone, you can send and receive Direct Messages via SMS.

SOME IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DIRECT MESSAGES

When you delete a Direct Message or conversation (sent or received), it is deleted from your account only. Others in the conversation will still be able to see Direct Messages or conversations that you have deleted. When you delete a group conversation, you will leave that group and will no longer be able to participate.
When you share a link in a Direct Message, it is automatically processed and shortened to a t.co link. Learn more about link shortening. Please note that anyone with a t.co shortened link will be able to navigate to the destination URL.

When you share media in a Direct Message, it will be viewable by everyone in the conversation. Please note that recipients may download or re-share links to media that you share in a Direct Message. Anyone with the link to media shared in a Direct Message will be able to view the content.

FOR MORE ENQUIRIES, CHECK THE TWITTER WEBSITE.

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