If you are on Twitter, then you know how irritating AUTOMATED DIRECT MESSAGES (DM) can be. But I found a way to turn these nuisances into pure gold!
What we are going to do is reply to the direct message with our own message.
1. From your iPhone (I'm sure Android has something similar), go to settings, then to "general."
2. Choose "keyboard."
3. Choose "text replacement."
This is where it gets really amazing. Click the PLUS SIGN in the top right hand corner.
Next, type in your message in the "phrase" field. This can be quite lengthy. You can include links! Start your message, though, with, "Thanks for your DM". By doing this, you are letting them know that you are responding to THEIR DM i.e. you didn't initiate the conversation
In the "shortcut" field, type in 3 letters that you would never ordinarily type together.
Next, go to your "messages" folder. This is what mine looks like on any given day.