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I want to send a tweet to someone using @username but I don't want it visible on my timeline. Ideally I could send them a direct message, but they don't follow me so I can't do that.

Is there a way I can send them a normal tweet and then hide/delete it from my public timeline, but still have the tweet available for them to view? (I don't mind if it shows up on their timeline, just not mine.)

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Twitter doesn't support that method of conversation. I believe you could accomplish this on Facebook, but with Twitter the privacy features are much less comprehensive.

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