Error Code 150 (You cannot send messages to users who are not following you.)


#1

It is not mentioned in the API docs that you can not send a private message to somebody who does not follow you. (https://dev.twitter.com/docs/api/1.1/post/direct_messages/new)

Also this error code is not listed on https://dev.twitter.com/docs/error-codes-responses.

Is there any possibility to send a private message so somebody who does not follow me? (E.g. after he mentioned me in one of his tweets)


#2

Thanks for the feedback, good points, we will work on updating the documentation!

Currently there is no way to send a message (DM) to someone who does not follow a user.


#3

Yes, there is. User whom you want to send a DM and isn’t in your followers list, has to have a DM option active. (Go to Security and privacy settings page and mark DM option). Regards.


#4

Thanks - my post was correct in July 2014, but since then the option to have others DM you, if you enable the option to let anyone DM you in settings.