Twitter users no longer can send direct messages to those folks who don't follow them.
The folks over at The Next Web and some Twitter users have found that the check box under user settings that allowed them to receive direct messages from those they don't follow has been removed. The change essentially turns Twitter back to its old functionality, which required that a direct-message recipient be following the sender for it to be successfully transmitted.
Twitter made waves last month after testing out the feature. It was historically unavailable for fear of certain popular users, like celebrities, … Read more