Direct messages are a private message sent directly to a specific user on Twitter, that nobody else is able to see unless they have access to that account. There are three key things that you need to know about direct messages:
- You can only send a direct message to someone that you follow and follows you in return.
- Direct messages are still subject to Twitter’s 140-character limit.
- You can only send up to 250 direct messages a day – this shouldn’t be a problem, unless you’re a particularly chatty tweep.