The Dos And Don'ts Of Auto DM: How To Use The Feature Effectively

Are you looking for ways to connect with your Twitter followers, boost engagement and distribute your content? Auto DM is the answer.

The Dos And Don'ts Of Auto DM: How To Use The Feature Effectively
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Are you looking for ways to connect with your Twitter followers, boost engagement and distribute your content? Auto DM is the answer.
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The Dos And Don'ts Of Auto DM: How To Use The Feature Effectively
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I bet you’ve seen these types of tweets where people are asking for a like, reply, or RT in exchange for a freebie.
Love it or hate it, this tactic is used by every pro creator to distribute their lead magnets, paid products, and more.
It’s known as the “Auto DM,” and it’s one of Tweet Hunter’s main features.
In today’s article, we’ll explore what that auto DM is, how it works, and how to use it properly.

What is an Auto DM and why it matters?

The Auto DM is a Tweet Hunter feature that allows you to send direct messages automatically to people who interact with your posts or profile.
The auto DM allows you to:
  • Engage with your followers in a more personalized way
  • Share valuable content and resources with your audience
  • Grow your email list, website traffic, or sales leads
  • Increasing your engagement rate and reach
In short, it’s a growth strategy every top creator uses right now. Some people are adding hundreds of new followers and email subscribers a day by using it.
Let’s find out how they do it 👇

How to set up auto DM on Twitter with TweetHunter

Setting up auto DM on Twitter with TweetHunter is easy and fast. Here are the steps you need to follow:
  1. Sign up for a free trial of TweetHunter or log in to your account.
  1. Open Tweet Hunter’s tweet composer
  1. Go to advanced options and click on Auto DM.
  1. Choose a trigger. A trigger is an action that will activate your auto DM. For example, you can choose to send an auto DM when someone likes one of your tweets, retweets one of your tweets, or replies to one of your tweets.
  1. Write your auto DM message in the text box.
  1. Publish the tweet
That’s it! You’ve just created an auto DM campaign on Twitter with TweetHunter.
For more details and a step-by-step guide on how to do it, check out this article.

Auto DM and the Tweet Invite: dos and don’ts

An Auto DM campaign has two parts: the tweet you write to lure people in, and the actual DM you Send. This is what you should and shouldn’t do when setting them up:

The auto DM

Even if this DM is automated, you must still play by the general DM conventions. Here are some rules you should follow:
  • Be clear about your purpose. Why are you sending an auto DM? What do you want the recipient to do? Make sure your message reflects your intention and includes a clear call to action.
  • Don’t sound like a robot or a salesperson. Use a friendly and conversational tone that reflects your personality and brand voice. Show some emotion and humor if appropriate.
  • Don’t use aggressive or pushy language.
  • Don’t ask for personal information or sensitive data.

The tweet invite

There won’t be any DM sent if there isn’t a tweet that triggers.
This is the twee invite.
A good auto DM tweet triggers people to interact with your direct message. To write a good auto DM tweet, you should:
  • Write a clear tweet that summarizes your main point or offer
  • Use a call-to-action that invites people to reply to your auto DM or click on a link
  • Optionally, you can add a visual element to make your tweet more engaging
  • Use humor, emotion, or curiosity to spark interest and conversation
Let’s see it with some examples:
→ Distribute a resource
Curate information
Distribute guides
And these are just a few examples. Imagine the possibilities!

Is there any risk in using auto DMs?

We get it, sometimes automation can be a problem. Not with auto DMs.
Twitter allows the use of auto DMs if your third-party application complies with Twitter's automation rules. And all tools created by TweetHunter do, meaning there’s no risk to your account.
The only thing you need to know is that there’s a daily DM limit on Twitter, so if you hit that, you won’t be able to send more DMs during that day. But that’s a good thing! It means your auto-DM tweet worked!

Boost your distribution with auto DMs

Some creators are great at creating content but not so much at distributing it.
Auto DM is the answer. It’s a great way to connect with your Twitter followers and boost your distribution game.
Even if you don’t have a big audience, it still works. We’ve seen it! Why don’t you give it a try?

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