How can I send a direct message to a person that doesn’t follow me on Twitter?

abh June 26, 2010

Is there a way to do that? Thanks!

  1. André van Rooyen
    February 18, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    The answer is: You can't. You can make all manner of approximations and send them an @ message (public) or a mail (not Twitter), but you can't send them a DM, unless they follow you. It's a privacy feature, else every miscreant out there could just flood your essentially private DM box without your permission.

  2. Ryan Dube
    July 15, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Yes! One excellent option is using TweetToEmail to do this...and you can set up multiple friends who may not have Twitter accounts. Great service for exactly what you want to do.

    If you were just referring to sending a message to someone who doesn't follow you, then definitely @username works and they don't need to be following you to receive it.

  3. Swilliam82
    July 1, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Open the list 'Following' and then click on the profile you want to send direct massage, you see options; un-follow, send direct massage, retweet and etc.
    From here you can easily send massages to those and ask about your tweets. Thanks

  4. Jack Cola
    June 27, 2010 at 1:21 am

    I don't think there is. What stopping you from sending a regular tweet and include their @username so they get it as a mention? That would be your next best option