Automatic Messages for New Followers


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?


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