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#1

Hi guys,

I’m a little confused as to whether or not this is allowed via the API rules. I see some apps offer this feature still. However a friend told me that twitter this week was banning third party apps from sending DM. I couldn’t see this on the @twitterapi handle. If apps are using this kind of tool would they receive a warning email ?

Thanks in advance


#2

We published a clarification on the automation rules recently. This makes it clear that just because a user follows an account, does not indicate direct consent to receive automated messaging from that account. These kinds of tools generally do not offer any user benefit and are a bad user experience. Applications that do not adhere to the platform policies are liable to be suspended.


#3

Thanks for clearing that up Andy. One other question if the users are offered the option to manually send a welcome email (one at a time) is this allowed?