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What Group DM’s on Twitter are All About

Posted on February 9, 2015 / Published by / Leave your thoughts

Start a Group DM session by starting a New Message and search for the names of the people you’d like it add. By now, we’ve all gotten used to the Group Facebook Chat, so starting a Group DM is nothing new. If you want to start a Group DM to share a tweet, you can start the chat directly from the timeline by clicking the three dots found on any tweet and selection Share via Direct Message.

In the Group DM, you can share text, photos, emojis and tweets. Just like Facebook, you can name your group and also add new people, even if there are users in the chat that are not following each other.

That’s all well and good, but how does it benefit you?

Group DM gives users the ability to share content with other users and discuss it without the prying eyes of other users on the timeline. Since users are able to share links, tweets, and photos directly, Twitter users can avoid unnecessarily flooding each other’s inboxes.

Since users can add people to the Group DM that other members of the chat may not follow, users can connect to and meet new people. This opens up doors for employment opportunities, business-related introductions, and networking, but it also makes users vulnerable to spam.

For example, since journalists are extremely active on Twitter, they are often contacted through Twitter by DM. Since users can now include others in the chat, users that aren’t followed may take the liberty of pitching their own ideas, and you might find your message box filled with information irrelevant to you.