Twitter announces new restrictions

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Twitter stated on Friday that it will limit the number of direct messages that can be sent from unverified accounts on a daily basis in order to reduce spam, while also urging users to join up for TwitterBlue to gain unrestricted access to the messaging service.

“We’ll be making some changes soon in our effort to reduce spam in Direct Messages.” Unverified accounts will be limited to sending a certain number of DMs per day. “Subscribe today to send more messages,” Twitter Support said in a message.

Many Twitter users criticized the move, claiming that the limits make no sense and are simply another attempt to increase profits from Twitter Blue by forcing individuals to pay for a blue checkmark

Twitter “temporarily” limited unverified accounts to viewing 800 posts per day, and new unverified accounts to 400 per day, while verified users may access up to 8,000 posts per day. The business stated that it was done to reduce “extreme levels of data scraping.”

Twitter Support, on the other hand, claims that its anti-spam measures have been successful thus far, stating that limiting the Direct Messaging inbox to only verified users, which was implemented last week, has reduced spam by 70%.