4 Free Twitter Tools to Send Automated Direct Messages


No one can deny the fact that Twitter is a great marketing tool.

You just need to know how to use it effectively and create an attractive profile.

There are many other social bookmarking websites available for driving traffic, such as Facebook, Reddit, Pinterest, etc., but it’s pretty tough to beat Twitter.

And because Twitter is so popular, many tools are available for following Twitter users with similar interests, unfollowing users in bulk, or sending automatic direct messages to your followers.

Sending a direct message (DM) to followers to introduce your blog or your new services is not considered spam as long as you do it properly and send only useful links.

Moreover, Twitter has removed the limit of 280 characters from direct messages. That is to say, there is no character limit for a DM.

I want to share with you some useful Twitter tools for sending automatic direct messages and for sending direct messages in bulk.

4 Ways to Send Automated DMs on Twitter

1. Tweet Hunter

Tweet Hunter is a featured tool on our Twitter marketing tools stack, which offers a variety of features for marketing on Twitter. One of the most amazing features of Tweet Hunter is to let you send automated DM to anyone who has interacted with your tweets.

Unlike other spammy options in the past that let you send automated DM to everyone, this one is interaction based. In this feature, you decide if an automated DM is sent to users who have liked, retweeted, or commented on your recent tweet.

This is one of the smartest ways to gain more Twitter followers and also increase the visibility of your Twitter profile.

Here is how to use this feature:

  • Login to Tweet Hunter using your Twitter profile
  • Click on write a tweet from the left panel
  • Start writing your tweet in the right panel, and click on advanced options
  • and here, you can configure the settings for sending automated DM
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The first time I was testing this, I was skeptical if something so powerful could be done so easily, and after testing it, I was blown away by Tweet Hunter simplicity. Overall, if you are looking for the best tool to send automated DM on Twitter, Tweet Hunter is something you or your client would love. You can read the detailed review of Tweet Hunter here.

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2. Hivoe (Twitter Automated DM)

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If you wish to unlock the full-power of direct messages on Twitter, use Hivoe. This app is useful for sending automated Twitter DM, also for organising giveaways, offers integration with Notion, Google sheets and more.

You can use this tool to send automated DM to every new followers promoting your services, offerings, products and more. As per the website, as long as you are not spamming, and following the Twitter rules for sending automated DM, you are ok.

3. SocialOopmh

SocialOopmh is a tool that will help you increase your productivity by sending automated direct messages.

In addition, SocialOomph also allows you to schedule tweets, track keywords, follow those who are following you, get new followers, use buzz, and much more.

If you want to know more about SocialOomph, check out how to auto-follow your followers on Twitter!

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Here are the steps you need to follow to configure automated Twitter DM via SocialOomph.

If you haven’t upgraded your account yet, you should do that here.

Once you are inside the dashboard of SocialOomph, click on Following > Follow-Back & Auto-Welcome.

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Click on “Configure” to configure any of your connected profiles.

You can configure the message that should be sent out.

Here is what I have configured:

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This is how the results look. This message was sent automatically to a new follower.

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That’s it! From now on, every new follower will get this pre-configured automated DM.

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4. CrowdFire

CrowdFire will be interesting to you if you are looking to send automated welcome messages.

What’s good here is they let you add multiple welcome DMs & all of the messages will be sent out randomly. This is pretty cool as you don’t want to end up sounding like a robot sending the same message to everyone.

On this note, one tip from me is to make your DM welcome message sound as humanly as possible.

Depending upon your brand & how you are getting followers, you can always offer a tripwire which suits your marketing needs.

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Important notes about Twitter DMs:

  • You can send a private message to anyone who follows you on Twitter.
  • You can reply to anyone who sends you a DM, regardless of whether or not they follow you back.
  • There is no character limit for a Twitter DM.
  • Use Twitter DMs to create a connection/relationship rather than you trying to sell something.
  • Try not to send your first DM with a link, as it brings down trust.

To sum up:

Don’t try to sell something via automated DMs. Always be friendly and connect personally with your followers. (I suggest the same manner of engagement with new followers on Facebook as well.)

Perhaps you are aware of a few more Twitter tools that you have found to be useful. If so, please feel free to share them with us in the comments section below.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

51 thoughts on “4 Free Twitter Tools to Send Automated Direct Messages”

  1. Chris

    Thanks about Crowdfire very useful twitter app

  2. Opa Pirlo

    Thanks a lot! Exactly what I was looking for.

  3. himanshu joshi

    Better to use Audiense for both follow unfollow and automated DM.


  4. Partha

    Great post. There is a limit of 2400 Twitter notifications per day. How can this be overcome? Can we buy additional notification capability?

  5. Marie Wong

    Good article . Thank you very much for the post. i have a question. if i saved 2 message in crowdfire auto dm. Will my followers receive two message? looking forward to your prompt reply.

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Crowdfire will randomly send only 1 out of 2 DM.

  6. eva angelina

    Having read this I believed it was extremely informative. I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this information together. I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

  7. Brenna

    Thank you for the quick and helpful post-it was just what I was looking for!

  8. Carrie @ Two Small Potatoes


    I’m not a big fan of auto DMs and have never used them personally, but recently I started using them to my advantage. When I receive a DM from someone I’ve recently followed, the message inevitably includes a list of other social media accounts for that user who’s marketing themself. I now respond with a similar message with a list of our own accounts IF it’s someone we legitimately want to follow back. My question, though, is if there’s an app or a trick for automating the response to their DMs, rather than an initial DM from us. Do you know of anything like that?


    1. Harsh Agrawal

      well, no apps that I am aware of.

  9. Heathers Heaven

    Thanks so much for sharing! It was a pain trying to find what were the most popular auto responders 🙂

  10. Nell

    Thanks mate for the info ! 🙂 Now I can have some leads on using Twitter DM’s which I hardly use but often get bombarded with when I follow someone new.

  11. Scott

    Looks like Social Oomph charges for auto direct messages, and TwitterDMer has been shut down.

  12. Anshul

    Hi Harsh, this is a great articles. I am looking for a tool that allows me to send a DM to all folks who favorite my tweet. Can you help me with any such free tool.
    Thanks in advance.

  13. Ulterios

    Another niche article Harsh, I was looking for a tool to send DM’s on Twitter and having trouble finding exactly what I needed.

    Thanks you your write up here I am going to try out TwitterDMer since it sounds like what I have been looking for.

    Thanks for another great article with good info.

  14. Olivier

    I can also confirm that TwitterDMer is not working… I will try TweetManager. It also appears that True Twit gives the option to automate messages to new followers, I’ll check that.

  15. Aleksei Maide

    TwitterDMer is an awesome tool, increased the clickthrough rate from twitter about 300%, it’s great! A must use if you care about efficiency.

  16. kenneth

    I like the idea of auto DM to those that follow you as long as its just saying thank you. Sometimes you may get alot of followers at once and are unable to send a thank you to each one. I see nothing wrong with it when used for that purpose. Sure personal connecting is better but you may miss someone. I tried twitterDMer , doesn’t seem to work

  17. martin from step2.at

    Hi Harsh,
    great post. It gave me an entrypoint to Auto DMs. I don`t agree those guys saying that DMs are spam. I think it is one way to start further relationship following up the the first contact! But anyway it just a small fine line betweeen spammy selling and engaging!

    Well done!

    Cheers Martin

    BTW: I have referenced your Article in one of my recent posts aggregating some twitter tips!

  18. Jessica

    Hi, thanks for the list. Extremely useful for Twitter power-users. But SocialOomph has started charging money for the autoDM feature.

  19. Stephen Malan

    We just use TweetAdder and Hootsuite. Love both of them But will have to take a look at these too.

    Thanks again!

    1. Kim Brooks

      Unfortunately Tweetadder has been disabled by Twitter as of June 2015. Sigh

  20. Emmanuel Ayeni

    I have been using hootsuite for a while for automating tweets but I look out for something more for bulk direct messages to promote my latest blog post.
    Thanks for suggestions

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