So, you say you’re already a pro at ignoring your unsolicited and unwanted Twitter direct messages. But what if there was a way to ignore them even harder?
It’s your lucky day. The social media giant that brought us such hits as the hashtag and the retweet with comment feature is back at it again with a new hotness that’s sure to change the Twitter game. Specifically, the company announced Thursday the test of a new DM filter that could help you achieve your dream of never seeing another direct message again.
“Unwanted messages aren’t fun,” read the tweet announcing the test. “So we’re testing a filter in your DM requests to keep those out of sight, out of mind.”
Essentially, the feature adds a subfolder to one of your two Twitter inboxes. In other words, you’ll still have the “Messages” folder that you first see when you click “Messages” on the sidebar on desktop. Then, of course, you also have a “Message requests” folder that contains DMs from all the weirdos. Lastly, and this is the new part, within the “requests” folder there is a “show” option that will reveal whatever even weirder messages the company decided merited being relegated to the Twitter inbox basement.
Ignoring Twitter DMs has never been so easy.
Of course, you could just tweak your settings so that you no longer have open direct messages. But hey, why make it so that people can’t message you when you could make it so they think they messaged you but in reality there’s no chance in hell you’ll ever see their (likely) extremely dumb message?
That sounds way more fun.