Apr 20, 2015

How to block direct messaging on Twitter?

Twitter announced a new feature that will allow people to directly send messages to other Twitter users. That’s not what I want to use Twitter for. Can I block this feature to prevent unwanted private messages?
Go to the Twitter website in your favorite browser and login to your account.
Click the gear button in the upper right corner of your Twitter Home screen.
Choose Settings.
Make sure Receive direct messages from any follower is unchecked.
I believe it is turned off by default.

If you want to block someone though, see this page on the Twitter help center:

Blocking users on Twitter
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