Twitter changed DM settings so users who don't pay for Twitter Blue can't message you

Twitter has launched yet another new feature in order to promote its fledgling paid subscription program, Twitter Blue.And in doing so, Twitter has changed the settings of every user with open DMs, blocking non-Twitter Blue subscribers from messaging them.Twitter turned your DMs into a Twitter Blue promoOn Friday, Twitter began rolling out a new settings option for direct messages on the platform. Previously Twitter users had two options. They could let everyone on the platform message them or only allow other users that they follow to message them. If the latter option was chosen, the DM button would only appear for those followed users.This new third option, however, allows users to receive DMs only from users they follow and verified Twitter users. Perhaps, when the old verification system was active and verified users were made up of notable celebrities, pro athletes, and other media personalities, this feature could have been useful. However, on Elon Musk’s Twitter, this basically means anyone who pays $8 per month for Twitter Blue can now message a user. Tweet may have been deleted (opens in a new tab) “Starting as soon as July 14th, we’re adding a new messages setting that should help reduce the number of spam messages in DMs,” Twitter announced on its official @TwitterSupport account. “With the new setting enabled, messages from users who you follow will arrive in your primary inbox, and messages from verified users who you don’t follow will be sent to your message request inbox.”Some took this announcement…Twitter changed DM settings so users who don't pay for Twitter Blue can't message you