How to Disable Direct Messages in Twitter

Direct Messaging is a special way of connecting with someone on the social micro-blogging site Twitter. You can choose to send a direct message to anyone who is on the Twitter. These direct messages are actually private messages sent only to the receiver and are not made public. Using direct messages, you can hold a conversation with any of your Twitter followers or friends without letting anyone else know. But sometimes direct messages can become a problem if you get stalked over Twitter by some peanut brain. For situations like that, you can disable the direct messages on Twitter for a while to prevent the unknown stalker from harassing you.

This is how you can disable direct messages in your Twitter account:

  1. Open Twitter website in any web browser on your computer.
  2. Click on your picture displayed near the top-right corner and select Settings from the menu that appears.Disable Direct Messages in Twitter
  3. On the Settings page, select Security and Privacy section from the left-hand-side panel.
  4. Scroll down the options that appear and you will find an option for the direct messages. Uncheck the checkbox labeled Receive direct messages from anyone and then click on the Save Changes button.Disable Direct Messages in Twitter
  5. That’s it. From now on only the people you approve will be able to send you direct messages.

Twitter is a great medium to connect with interesting people on this planet, but you should not allow its misuse by letting random people bother you through direct messages. You can disable direct messages so that only people you follow can message you directly.