Until now, to send a direct message on Twitter it was necessary for the recipient to follow the sending account, something that may not be necessary now if we want to send it to a verified account. Verified accounts are generally delivered to popular people or organizations inside and outside of the Twitter network, common among celebrities, for example, who, until now, had great problems receiving direct messages from their fans, since not all of them were followers of their twitter account.
As reported in TNW, which refers to a tweet from a few hours ago, it may be one of the many functions that Twitter is preparing to facilitate the work of this type of organization, a function that will be generalized throughout the Twitter network during the next few weeks. Without a doubt, a great advance that helps many people to facilitate communication with their followers, although it will surely be an option that everyone can configure to their liking, since the number of direct messages can be overwhelming. – Update: We had previously commented that verified Twitter accounts could send DMS to anyone. That is a mistake, the news is reverse: Any user can send DMs to verified accounts.