Take control of your DM box!
Hate them or hate them… (sorry, almost no one loves them)… twitter auto DMs are one of the thorns in the side of most twitter users.
Fortunately, majority of these DMs are actually coming from the service SocialOomph, which now provides a nifty way to opt out of auto DMs from them.
Mind you, this is not ALL Direct Messages (and sadly, it will not stop the ones coming from infected accounts) but it WILL reduce the total number you receive substantially in most cases.
How To Opt-Out Of Receiving Automated Welcome DMs
As you know, SocialOomph users can automate their Twitter accounts to automatically send welcome DMs to their new followers.
As a past or potential recipient of those DMs, SocialOomph offers you a super-easy way to opt-out and never again receive an automated welcome DM sent by SocialOomph.
Please follow the steps below:
1) Log in to Twitter.
2) Follow @OptMeOut.
3) Wait for @OptMeOut to follow you back. @OptMeOut will send you a DM to tell you it has followed you.
4) Then send a DM to @OptMeOut. (You can write whatever you want in the DM, it does not matter.)
5) After sending the DM, unfollow @OptMeOut.
SocialOomph will, within a few minutes of you sending your DM, stop sending you any further automated welcome DMs. You will receive one last DM to confirm that you’ve been opted-out.
You do not need an account at SocialOomph to opt-out. Anybody on Twitter can opt-out.
As you can see, the instructions are very simple and straight forward but you MUST do all the steps for it to be effective and it only works for those DMs coming from SocialOomph’s servers.
Follow back can take anywhere from several hours to a full day but you will know they have followed you back when you are ABLE to send them a direct message. Once you CAN send them a DM, it’s time to!
That’s all there is to it! Now you’ve successfully opted out of a large amount of the auto-generated direct messages on twitter and should have a quieter mailbox!
What’s you’re favorite tip or trick for making the most of your time on twitter?
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