Yesterday, I explained Twitter auto direct messages and we talked about whether you should or shouldn’t use them.
Today, as promised, I’m going to show you how cut way down on the amount of auto-dm’s clogging up your Twitter in-box. This technique won’t get rid of all of them but probably 50% and it’s free.
SocialOomph (<-- Affiliate Link), formerly Tweetlater, is the most popular service for sending out auto-DM"s. They do other things, too, many of them quite useful and I recommend at least trying their free account. Just avoid the auto-dm feature.
6 Fast & Easy Steps to Getting Rid of Twitter Spam
Fortunately, SocialOomph offers a way to opt-out of the DM’s originating with their users. Here are the steps to take:
- Log in to your Twitter account
- Follow @OptMeOut
- Wait for @OptMeOut to follow you back. You’ll get an auto DM from them telling you they’ve followed you.
- Send a DM to @OptMeOut. It doesn’t matter what you put in it. A single word or letter will do.
- After sending the DM, unfollow @OptMeOut.
- Within a few minutes, you’ll be removed from their system and won’t receive any more auto-DM’s.
Keep in mind, this only covers auto-DM’s coming from SocialOomph. You will still get DM’s from people using other services and software. There are a couple of ways to eliminate up to 99% of auto-DM’s but they aren’t free. The good news is they’ll do a lot more than clean out your Twitter spam. I’ll review one or two of those services tomorrow.