Another update to Twitter Inc.’s platform has been disclosed, and this one pertains to direct messages (DM). In an effort to lessen spam in direct messages, the firm has stated that it will shortly be putting certain modifications into effect. The firm announced that “unverified accounts will have daily limits on the number of DMs they can send.”

Earlier, the Elon Musk-led business restricted how many tweets users could access each day in order to stop unlawful data scraping from the social media network.

The additional limitations, according to Musk, were implemented as a temporary solution because “we were getting data pillaged so much that it was degrading service for normal users!”

Verified accounts will temporarily be able to browse through up to 10,000 tweets, while unverified accounts will only be able to read 800 postings, according to the company’s release.

Musk provided information about upcoming updates to the platform in May of this year, including the addition of calls and encrypted messaging.

Since Musk acquired the dominant social media company in October 2022 for $44 billion, Twitter Inc. has undergone a number significant adjustments.

Since the San Francisco-based business was acquired and taken private by the billionaire Tesla owner, there have been numerous mass layoffs and voluntary departures. Shortly after the takeover, the company’s head of trust and safety quit, and the top positions have continued to change. This month, the firm has been the target of two lawsuits. Chris Woodfield, a former senior engineer at Twitter, is suing the business on the grounds that it owes former employees at least $500 million in severance pay. Additionally, Twitter has been charged of failing to provide early notice of layoffs, disproportionately terminating women and people with disabilities, and neglecting to pay promised incentives to its surviving employees in numerous different lawsuits. The business has refuted those allegations.

This month, Facebook owner Meta introduced Threads, a text-focused app, to the market. Within a short period of time, Threads racked up tens of millions of sign-ups, giving Twitter a new rival. Twitter answered by expressing concern over legal action.

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