Twitter Direct Messages | Tips, Advice & Automation

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Twitter direct messages are private messages you can send to your followers or people who you follow. These messages can be automated and be used as a tool for engagement. Watch our presentation to find out the best practices.

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Twitter Direct Messages | Tips, Advice & Automation

  1. 1. Social Media Hive Tuition Twitter Direct Messages A guide to Twitter Direct Messages. What they are, how to use and automate them.| socialmediahive.com | facebook.com/socialmediahive | twitter.com/smhive | youtube.com/socialmediahive |
  2. 2. Social Media Hive Tuition What AreTwitter Direct Messages Twitter direct messages, also known as DMs are private messages you can send to your Twitter followers. People who you follow can also send you a message, but you cannot send a message to someone who is not following you.| socialmediahive.com | facebook.com/socialmediahive | twitter.com/smhive | youtube.com/socialmediahive |
  3. 3. Social Media Hive Tuition Your Direct Messages List Twitter shows your 100 most recent messages. The older messages are not deleted but stored in Twitter’s database.| socialmediahive.com | facebook.com/socialmediahive | twitter.com/smhive | youtube.com/socialmediahive |
  4. 4. Social Media Hive Tuition Deleting Direct Messages Twitter direct messages once deleted by either the sender or recipient will disappear from both inboxes (I wish Facebook updates worked like this).| socialmediahive.com | facebook.com/socialmediahive | twitter.com/smhive | youtube.com/socialmediahive |
  5. 5. Social Media Hive Tuition Automating Direct Messages A very common practice for many Twitter users, especially those with a business or product to sell is to set up auto direct messages.| socialmediahive.com | facebook.com/socialmediahive | twitter.com/smhive | youtube.com/socialmediahive |
  6. 6. Social Media Hive Tuition Automated Direct Message| socialmediahive.com | facebook.com/socialmediahive | twitter.com/smhive | youtube.com/socialmediahive |
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  12. 12. Social Media Hive Tuition Automated Direct Message| socialmediahive.com | facebook.com/socialmediahive | twitter.com/smhive | youtube.com/socialmediahive |
  13. 13. Social Media Hive Tuition Automated Direct Message| socialmediahive.com | facebook.com/socialmediahive | twitter.com/smhive | youtube.com/socialmediahive |
  14. 14. Social Media Hive Tuition Automated Direct Message| socialmediahive.com | facebook.com/socialmediahive | twitter.com/smhive | youtube.com/socialmediahive |
  15. 15. Social Media Hive Tuition Tools To Automate Twitter Direct Messages Weve chosen 2 tools that we consider to be very good and not just for automating direct messages, but also because they each offer other very useful functionality. 1. Use the navigation menu and go to Social Accounts > Add New Account > Add Twitter. Be sure to log into your desired Twitter account beforehand and Authorize Access. https://www.socialoomph.com/ 2. Use the navigation menu to go to Social Accounts > Edit Welcome DM and select your Twitter account. Here, you will find the form to enter your automated direct message and a checkbox to automatically send a welcome message. At the time of creating this PowerPoint presentation, Social Oomph charge a fee of $3.97 per month for the direct message service. Courtesy of Social Media Examiner| socialmediahive.com | facebook.com/socialmediahive | twitter.com/smhive | youtube.com/socialmediahive |
  16. 16. Social Media Hive Tuition Tools To Automate Twitter Direct Messages 1. Download and install the Tweet Adder application onto your computer. When the installation is complete, launch the software. 2. Enter your Twitter username and password to log in to the application. Click on the "Open User" toolbar button and select your Twitter username. 3. Click the "Other Messages" link, which is located in the "Messages" pane on the left side of the screen. The "Send Direct Messages" screen will appear. 4. Type your personal message into the direct message text field. Tweet Adder limits you to 140 characters. When you are finished typing your message, click the "Add" button. 5. Enter an amount of followers in the "# to send" box. Due to Twitters direct messaging restrictions, Tweet Adder will not send more than 250 direct messages in a 24-hour period. Click the "Start" button to send your personal message to your Courtesy of Social Media Examiner followers.| socialmediahive.com | facebook.com/socialmedia6.hive | twitter.com/smhive | youtube.com/socialmediahive
  17. 17. Social Media Hive Tuition Automated Direct Messages: Best Practices The following will ensure that you keep your new followers once they receive your welcome message. 1 Don’t try to sell new followers anything in your welcome DM. Period.. 2 Don’t try to get your new followers to sign up for your mailing list—this includes trying to tempt them with a free gift 3 Direct messages without links are seen as more trustworthy and can open the door to further communication..| socialmediahive.com | facebook.com/socialmediahive | twitter.com/smhive | youtube.com/socialmediahive |
  18. 18. Social Media Hive Tuition Automated Twitter Direct Messages: Best Practices The following will ensure that you keep your new followers once they receive your welcome message. Links to your blog work well. If you know that you have an audience 4 following you for blogging advice, then your latest blog post with 100 great tips for new bloggers might be well received. 5 Be sure to check your direct messages regularly and respond to them when necessary. This is a huge trust-builder and will lead to more engagement in the future.| socialmediahive.com | facebook.com/socialmediahive | twitter.com/smhive | youtube.com/socialmediahive |
  19. 19. Social Media Hive Tuition How to Send a Private Message Via How to Send a Private Message From Twitter Your Phone 1. Log in to your Twitter account. 1. Open a text message window to your 2. Click the "Messages" button on the top Twitter short code, or logging in to your menu bar of your page. application 3. Youll land on a page showing your private 2. Begin your message with a letter "d" and messages history. Click the "New Message" the username of the follower your wish to button, highlighted below. Click to send a message, like this: d olivia new message. 3. Type your message, being careful not to 4. In the pop-up box, type the name or exceed 140 characters. (Example: d Support username of the person you wish to send to. Hey support! Thanks for your help.) 5. Enter the message you wish to privately 4. Send the message send, and click "Send.“ If your message is longer than 140 Please note: t.co links, even those shared characters and Twitter receives it intact, we via DM, are neither private nor will send your message in two parts for you. public. Anyone with the link will be able to view the content.| socialmediahive.com | facebook.com/socialmediahive | twitter.com/smhive | youtube.com/socialmediahive |
  20. 20. Social Media Hive Tuition How To Stop Spam In Your Direct Message Inbox Automated direct messages should be used with thought. If you follow the advice given in this presentation you should have no problem and your messages will be received well. If you find that other Twitter uses are becoming a nuisance with their direct messages, there are a couple of things you can do about it: Social Oomph How To Opt-Out Of Receiving Automated Welcome DMs, click here. Poll Pigeon http://bit.ly/nTetPc Click the “Don’t send me any Direct Messages” button| socialmediahive.com | facebook.com/socialmediahive | twitter.com/smhive | youtube.com/socialmediahive |
  21. 21. You can find more advice, information and tips about Twitter Direct Messages on our blog: http://bit.ly/TwitterDirectMessages| socialmediahive.com | facebook.com/socialmediahive | twitter.com/smhive | youtube.com/socialmediahive |
  22. 22. THANK YOU for watching our presentation We’d love to hear from you, please leave a comment here and / or visit http://www.Facebook.com/socialmediahive Music: Wallpaper by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com| socialmediahive.com | facebook.com/socialmediahive | twitter.com/smhive | youtube.com/socialmediahive |
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