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Sending Twitter Direct Messages

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Twitter messages come in two flavors — public and private. For sending Twitter Direct Messages, that means that you want to be sending a private message. Or in Twitter-speak that is a Direct Message.

Sending Twitter Direct Messages

First remember that any tweet you publish can be seen by the public. At first it might seem unlikely that someone will find your message in the billions sent each day. But by using Twitter search you will be amazed how people are finding your conversations.

So if you want to Twitter send DM, all you do is go to the gear icon near the blue FOLLOWING button and you will see the option for “Send a Direct Message”. Just use that link and in the pop-up dialog box you will be able to send a private message.

But unlike public messages, you can only Twitter send DM to someone who follows you. Just because you follow them, do not expect to be able to send them a direct, private message.

To review the DM’s that someone has sent to you check the envelope icon at the top of your Twitter profile. If there are unread private messages, a number will appear. Clicking on that icon will bring up all of the direct messages that you have sent and received, grouped by Twitter account.

And like the public messages, sending Twitter Direct Messages will only allow 140 characters. But that should not be a problem once you are used to speaking in that format.

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