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Twitter Restricting DM Links

posted Nov 14, 2013, 3:26 PM by Sherbeam Wright   [ updated Nov 14, 2013, 3:34 PM ]
Have you noticed that you are no longer able to send some external links via Twitter direct messages (DM)? 

If it's not happening in your account now, the change will be rolled out soon. 

The upside... Fewer spam messages. 
The downside... It limits DM utility and impacts how and what you are able to communicate. You may no longer be able to share campaign links, lead people to your site or send one-click offers privately. Twitter is, however, still allowing users to send links to Youtube, Instagram and other sites that it has deemed safe.

The good folks at SocialBro, a Twitter dashboard, have come up with a few options for dealing with this change. The suggestions are provided below.

If you have any other tips, feel free to share via the group listserv -

As a reminder, the online resource is a Google site, so your login is the same as your gmail login. Just look for the sign in link at the bottom of the page.