Automatic Messages for New Followers


#1

I’ve noticed in these forums several people saying that sending automatic messages to new followers is discouraged by Twitter, but I still see a large percentage of Twitter users (5-10%) who send automatic messages. I actually enjoy getting these messages, because they serve as nice introductions.

Why does Twitter discourage these automatic messages?


#2

Our guidelines on automation are available on the support pages. Generally speaking, we want to avoid a bad experience for the majority of users.