p If you receive a lot of DMs on Twitter, the new feature should help you manage them more easily.
Twitter has been steadily developing its Direct Messages (DMs) tool over the years, hoping to encourage users to communicate privately within the app when necessary, instead of heading off to a popular chat app to continue the conversation.
The latest feature, which landed on Tuesday, is a new requests folder that holds DMs from people you don’t follow, until you decide what to do with them.
You’ll only receive messages from strangers if you opted in to receiving DMs from anyone, a decision you can reverse via your privacy settings.
So now, when you hit your messages tab, your inbox will only contain messages from people you know, while other messages will be filtered to the new requests folder alongside it.
If you’ve opted-in to get Direct Messages from anyone, messages from people you don’t follow will go into requests.