Simple questions that don't deserve their own thread

If I want to send a private message to someone on twitter, do I need to (i) sign up with an account (ii) follow them (iii) send the message. If I do that, does the person receive an email, or would they only see it if they are logged in?

I'd like to contact someone, but they haven't posted on Twitter for over a year, and I am wondering whether it is worth the effort.


  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,081
    Don't use Twitter very often so will probably be corrected but l think the answers are:

    i) Yes
    ii) Yes (may depend on their privacy settings)
    iii) Will depend on their settings. They may get a notification to their phone from the app and possibly an email telling them they have a message.
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,801
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,801
    Falls over at (iii). Not allowed to send messages. I guess there is a setting they have chosen to not receive messages. Email is a lot easier.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,169
    They usually need to follow you and have "allow messages" i believe.
  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,881
    edited November 2019
    What's the colour of money?

    Red or the blue pill?

    I'll stop now. ;)
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  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,026

    What's the colour of money?

    Red or the blue pill?

    I'll stop now. ;)

    The colour of money as referenced is green.
    The blue pill. Ignorance is bliss.

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