How to Disable Direct Messages on Twitter From App or Website

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Twitter allows anyone to send you a Direct Message whether you follow them or not. This can be useful at times but more often than not it ends up filling up your DM’s with spam as most of the users have set up automated DM’s. With time, it becomes annoying as you are more likely to get plenty of message notifications and on top of that losing your important conversations in the plethora of other useless messages. In order to stop people from direct messaging you on Twitter, there is a setting included in your account. In this tutorial, we share that setting available in iOS/Android app and on the website which will help you to disable Direct Messages on Twitter.

Turn Off Direct Message on Twitter Profile From App

If you are using this article on your smartphone then you can follow this method otherwise you may skip to the next one.

The steps and screenshots I have used here are from the iOS app but the procedure remains the same for Android app with slight changes.

1. Launch the Twitter app on your smartphone and tap on Me tab to go to your profile screen.

2. Under your profile tap on the cog icon next to your profile picture.

Twitter App Settings

3. Select Settings and privacy from the list of options.

4. On the next screen tap on Privacy and safety.

Don't let users message you on Twitter

5. In Privacy and safety toggle Receive Direct Messages from anyone switch to OFF.

6. Tap on Done at the top right corner to save the changes.

Turn Off Direct Messages on Twitter Profile

As soon as you turn off the above setting the Message option will disappear from your profile for the users you don’t follow. Which means that the users whom you don’t follow won’t be able to direct message you.

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Now, let us look at the steps for the Twitter website.

Disable Direct Messages on Twitter Profile From Website

1. Visit Twitter website and login in case you haven’t already.

2. Click on your profile picture at the top and select Settings and Privacy.

3. Next click on Privacy and safety on the left sidebar.

Disable Direct Messages on Twitter from website

4. Scroll down until you see Direct Messages section. Once you are there uncheck Receive Direct Messages from anyone option.

5. Finally, scroll down to the bottom and click Save changes.

Stop users from direct messaging you on Twitter

Enter your Twitter password and again click Save changes.

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We hope that you were able to disable direct messages on Twitter. If you found this guide helpful then please share it on social media.

If you face any issues then please let us know in the comments below.

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Hemant Mendiratta

Hemant Mendiratta is a co-founder of TechUntold and a passionate tech blogger, avid gamer, and social media guru who keenly monitors useful apps and gadgets. He is the ideator of our Instagram tool StoryHoot which allows watching Instagram stories anonymously. You can connect with him on: Facebook, Twitter.

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