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For a long period of time, Facebook had option to avoid awkward conversations with strangers by sending their messages to a separate inbox where you would require to accept the request to start a conversation. Twitter has now added similar functionality with its direct messaging platform and now you can choose if you want to have a conversation with someone you don’t follow.
Twitter for a long period of time allowed direct messages from people you follow but it had an option to receive text messages from anyone. However, if you are one of those people who receive a bunch of messages from random people and don’t want to initiate a conversation, you couldn’t avoid the conversation altogether as the users who had sent you messaging requests would be notified. However, with the new option, such requests will go to a separate inbox where you will need to accept the invitation before someone can start a conversation. After you have approved the request, all of the future messages will be stored in your inbox as direct messages.
The feature was released yesterday with Twitter showing how to use the feature with a gif along with a link to support page. You can check out the newly included feature here.