In response to growing concerns about spam and AI bots infiltrating direct messages (DMs) on Twitter, the social media platform’s owner, Elon Musk, has confirmed that Twitter will soon limit the ability to send DMs to non-followers exclusively to Twitter Blue accounts. Musk made this announcement in a reply to a frustrated user who shared a screenshot of their inbox filled with spam from bots. He assured users that an update would be rolled out this week to address the issue.
Elon Musk’s Confirmation on DM Restriction for Non-Followers
The Twitter tracking handle, @TitterDaily, shared news confirming that Twitter will restrict the sending of DMs to non-followers to verified users only. In his response, Musk reiterated that the forthcoming update would aid in distinguishing AI bots, leading to a significant reduction in Twitter DM spam in the coming weeks.
Additionally, reports indicate that Twitter is also working on limiting the number of DMs per day for non-Blue users. While the exact limit remains unclear, the current cap stands at 500 DMs per day. However, speculations suggest that Twitter may drastically reduce this number, potentially limiting non-verified accounts to just 30 DMs per day.
Hopefully releasing the update this week.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 11, 2023
As I’ve said many times, it is increasingly difficult to distinguish between AI bots. Soon, it will be impossible.
The only “social networks” that survive will be those that require verification. The payment system is a means of…
Elon Musk’s announcement garnered mixed reactions from users in the tweet thread. Many users welcomed the change, as it would provide relief from bot-driven spam, which occasionally includes harmful and malicious links. On the other hand, marketers and influencers who rely on direct marketing expressed their dissatisfaction with the decision.
This move is part of Twitter’s ongoing efforts to promote its Twitter Blue subscription service, which Elon Musk has been endorsing for some time. The platform has been actively encouraging users to sign up for Twitter Blue, restricting certain highly anticipated features like tweet editing, longer tweets, and undoing tweets. Now, with the restriction on DMs for non-followers, Twitter is further incentivizing users to subscribe to the Blue service.
For those unfamiliar with Twitter Blue, it is a premium subscription available for a monthly fee of Rs 650 on the web and Rs 900 on mobile devices. While the service offers additional features and benefits, the upcoming restriction on DMs for non-followers will be exclusive to Twitter Blue subscribers.
As Twitter takes steps to combat spam and enhance user experience, the implementation of these new restrictions marks a notable change in the way DMs can be sent on the platform. Users can expect a safer and more controlled DM environment, albeit with potential implications for marketers and influencers who heavily rely on direct marketing strategies.
Rumors Suggest iPhone 16 Pro and 16 Pro Max to Feature 5x Optical Zoom
As we already know the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s tetraprism camera comes with 5x optical zoom. But now, Apple is planning to add it in both Pro models of iPhone 16 i.e. iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max.
This is a rumor that we have already heard from many big sources such as MacRumors, Taiwanese research firm Trendforce, and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In today’s press release, Taiwanese research firm Trendforce has adverted regarding this.
Following the successful launch of the iPhone 15 Pro Max with its exclusive Tetraprism telephoto zoom lens, the industry is expected to see an increase in the adoption of periscopic lens modules. Apple plans to bring this advanced hardware upgrade to the iPhone 16 Pro, making it accessible to more users in the Pro series.
The design of the tetraprism camera system in the iPhone 15 Pro Max is folded due to which it can be easily fitted into the smartphone. This tetraprism camera system enables 5x optical zoom and 25x digital zoom. The Pro Max models of iPhones i.e. iPhone 15 Pro Max have a bigger display size i.e. 6.7 inches.
But, on the other hand, if we talk about the Pro models i.e. iPhone 15 Pro, then the display is 6.1 inches as like the iPhone 15 which is small if we compare it with Pro Max. So, as per rumors, Apple will increase the size of the iPhone 16 Pro from 6.1 inches to 6.3 inches to fit the tetraprism camera system in the Pro model of the iPhone 16.
What do you guys think whether we get 5x optical zoom in iPhone 16 Pro and 16 Pro Max? Do let us know in the comment box. Also, tell us whether you like this post or not.
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Apple Introducing New iMessage Feature in iOS 17.4 Update Next Month
Apple, an American-based Premium Smartphone Manufacturing Company is going to roll out stable iOS 17.4 in March. If you want to know about the features that are coming with this 17.4 update, then we already have a dedicated post for that. Additionally, Apple is introducing a new cryptographic security feature to its iMessage called PQ3. It is a new encryption protocol which is advanced. PQ3 is designed to protect against potential threats from quantum computing. It helps us to keep our sensitive data safe.
As we know, Apple’s iMessage supports end-to-end encryption like other messaging apps. However, some of the researchers found that existing cryptographic protocols used by messaging apps depend on mathematical problems that can be solved by future quantum computers.
To remain ahead of the cryptographic curve and lighten the risks from future quantum computers, Apple is introducing this new PQ3 messaging protocol. Apple calls this PQ3 protocol as Level 3 security which can offer better protocol protections than other popular messaging apps.
According to Apple, this new PQ3 is a new standard in the security of messaging app which reflects the privacy and security of the company in this quantum computing era. PQ3 feature will be rolled out in the March update, starting with iOS 17.4, iPadOS 17.4, macOS 14.4, and watchOS 10.4. Apple says that this PQ3 feature is already available in the iOS 17.4 public and developer beta testers.
What do you guys think, how useful will be this new PQ3 cryptographic security feature in iApple’s iMessage? Do let us know in the comment box. Also, tell us whether you like this post or not.
OnePlus Watch 2 Price Leaked Before Launch
As we already know, the OnePlus upcoming flagship Watch 2 is going to be launched tomorrow at MWC 2024 (Mobile World Congress). If you want to know about the specifications, then do consider this post. Additionally, if you want to know about the color variants and some features of the Watch 2, then consider this post.
OnePlus Watch 2 Price Leaked Before Launch
Recently, the price of the upcoming OnePlus Watch 2 has been leaked. Ishan Aggarwal, a popular tipster, has recently posted a thread on their X (formerly Twitter) account. According to Tipster, the price of the upcoming OnePlus Watch 2 will be:
- India: Rs.24,999
- US: $299
- Europe: €329
- UK: £299
As we already said the OnePlus Watch 2 will be launched in India at the same time as it is launched globally. Do you guys think that it can compete with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6? Also, do let us know, whether you consider the OnePlus Watch 2 at this price in the comment box.