Twitter allows users to choose to make Direct Messages available only to those who are following or are available so that any of the platform can contact, whether they are known or not.
For this second case, since yesterday Thursday, Twitter offer additional information about unknown users who want to get in touch through Direct Messages, as the platform itself has briefly reported through a tweet in its support profile.
From the outset, on the requests of strangers, Twitter inform show you connect with them on the platform, that is, the followers that you have in common. If you decide to accept message requests, Twitter will offer brief information regarding their corresponding profiles together with the messages received.
In this sense, Twitter will inform both the username, the available description, the number of followers, the number of those who are following, as well as the year in which they joined the platform, for each message received by a new stranger.
Twitter wants users to have additional information that allows them to act accordingly according to the context in which they move within the platform, thus gaining more security when interacting with other users on the platform, avoiding possible bad times that may arise from the fact that some strangers may act with bad intentions.
It is one more measure that seeks that users can feel comfortable and safe participating in the social platform itself, without the need to feel restricted for different reasons, for which new control tools have been coming throughout all this time.
Although Direct Messages have not received all the attention they need, and there are even those who ask that conversations be encrypted end-to-end, this novelty is one more step to make Direct Messages more secure.