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How to DM someone on Twitter?

DM (Direct messages) are a common feature across all social media platforms, which allows you to send messages, share a tweet personally or send media files to an individual or group of people and vice versa.

If you’re new to Twitter or aren’t able to find your way around the platform on PC or mobile app, here we will guide you through all the methods to DM someone on Twitter.

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DM someone on Twitter on PC

Open twitter website on any browser on your PC and follow the steps below to DM someone on Twitter on PC.

Step 1: Click on the Messages option in the sidebar on the left side of the screen and then click on New message button.

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There are two more options from where you can start a chat first is the Message (envelope with a plus sign on top) icon at the top right corner of the chat list box and the other is Start a conversation (in the blue box) in the middle of the chat list box, which will only be visible if you don’t have any recent chats in the chat list box.

Step 2: Then a search box will appear, type the name of the user you want to send a DM and select their profile from the list.

How to DM someone on Twitter? | Candid.Technology

Step 3: Then click on the Next button on the top-right corner of the box.

How to DM someone on Twitter? | Candid.Technology

Step 4: Then the chat box will open. Type your message at the bottom of the chat window in the Start a new message box.

How to DM someone on Twitter? | Candid.Technology

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Alternate method to DM someone on Twitter on PC: Via user profile

You can alternatively also go to the profile of the user you want to send a DM and follow the steps below.

Step 1: Click on the Message icon in the middle of the icons beside the Following button.

How to DM someone on Twitter? | Candid.Technology

Step 2: Then your direct message chat box with that user will open. Type your message at the bottom of the chat window in the Start a new message box.

How to DM someone on Twitter? | Candid.Technology

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DM someone on Twitter app

Launch the app and follow the steps below to DM someone on Twitter app.

How to DM someone on Twitter? | Candid.Technology
  • Tap on the Message icon on the extreme right in the tab bar at the bottom of the screen.
  • Then on the next screen, tap on Message (Envelope with a plus sign on the top) button.
  • In the search box that appears, type the name of the person you want to DM and select them from the list.
  • Then tap on Next button on the top right corner of the screen.
  • Then your chat box will appear. Type your message at the bottom of the screen in the Start a message box.

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Alternate method to DM someone on Twitter app: Via user profile

Open the Twitter app and go to the profile of the user you want to DM and follow the steps below.

How to DM someone on Twitter? | Candid.Technology
  • Tap on the Message icon (envelope icon; left of the Following button).
  • Your chat box will open. Type your message at the bottom of the chat window in the Start a message box.

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