How to Send Out Twitter Messages to All Followers
By Christina Shaffer
Twitter is a popular social networking service that allows users to post tweets and send direct messages to each other. The service does not allow you to send a message to more than one person at a time, though. To send direct messages to multiple Twitter followers, you can use a third-party service, such as Tweet Adder, Twitter Mass Direct Message Sender or Tweet Guru. Due to Twitter's direct messaging limitation, you can send a maximum of 250 direct messages per day. Depending upon the service you choose, you may be required to purchase some form of third-party Twitter software.
Download and install the Tweet Adder application onto your computer. When the installation is complete, launch the software.
Enter your Twitter username and password to log in to the application. Click on the "Open User" toolbar button and select your Twitter username.
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.
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.
Enter an amount of followers in the "# to send" box. Due to Twitter's 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 followers.
Twitter Mass Direct Message Sender
Go to the Twitter Mass Direct Message Sender website.
Enter the recipients' Twitter names in the "Add Your Followers List" text box. You can add a maximum of 250 Twitter followers. When you're finished entering each name, click on "Add Followers" at the bottom of the page.
Enter your Twitter username and password into the required fields.
Type your personal Twitter message in the "Your Message" box, then click on "Submit my Message." Your message will be sent to your Twitter followers.
Go to the TweetGuru website and click on "Multi DM," which is located in the "Tools" section.
Click on "Sign in with Twitter" and log in to your Twitter account. After you sign in, you will be redirected to the TweetGuru site.
Enter your Twitter followers' usernames in the "IDs" field. Though TweetGuru limits your mass direct messaging to 12 recipients, you can contact the service's creator through email and request a higher limit. Due to Twitter's direct messaging restrictions, the maximum number of direct messages you can send in one day is 250.
Type your personal message in the "Tweet Message" text box. When you are finished entering your message, click on the "Send Multi DM" button.
Christina Shaffer is a freelance writer based in New Jersey and has been writing arts and entertainment articles since 2005. Her articles have appeared in "Philadelphia City Paper." Shaffer received a B.A. in journalism and gender studies at Rutgers University.