It’s not clear when the issue will be resolved, though we presume Twitter is working on it now.
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Many users had suspected Twitter could have prevented users from sending links via direct messages, but it’s clear that this is in fact down to a bug.
Earlier this week, Twitter revamped its direct messages — one of its oldest features — giving users the choice to receive private messages from any of their followers. In the past, users have been unable to send a direct message to someone they are following if the recipient wasn’t following them back.
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