You're quite free to store the users tokens and their user ID. Keep in mind you 
can only DM those who are following you.


On 24 Sep 2010, at 21:58, Dialflow wrote:

> Hello all:
> New to the forum but looking for some help. I'm an engineer but not a
> hacker, and have been having a discussion with my developer.
> We're using Oauth and my developer says we can not save a users ID so
> that we can send them direct messages whenever we want, even after
> they authorize our application.
> So is there a simple way to send users that authorize my application
> DMs whenever we want? Perhaps if we save their access token? As I
> understand it we can keep this token until a user de-authorizes it.
> I'm not sure though what privileged and access token grants.
> Any help is truly appreciated. Hope this isn't a dumb question

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