How to DM (Send a Private Message) on Twitter

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This Itechguide teaches you how to DM on Twitter. The guide covers steps to DM on Twitter from a PC, Android or iPhone.

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How to DM on Twitter from a PC (Twitter.com)

How to Private Message on Twitter from a PC (Twitter.com)
  • Open Twitter.com from a browser on your PC. Then, login with your Twitter account.
How to DM on Twitter from a PC (Twitter.com)
  • On the left pane of the page, click the Messages tap.
How to DM on Twitter from a PC (Twitter.com)
  • Then, on the Messages page, click New message. New message will open in a pop up window.
How to DM on Twitter from a PC (Twitter.com)
  • On the New message pop up, type the name of the message you want to DM (send a private message). Twitter search will display a list of users that match your search.
  • Click on the user you want to DM (send a private message). You can select multiple users.
Some Twitter users may configure their account not to allow private message. The accounts that you cannot send private message to will display that information.
How to DM on Twitter from a PC (Twitter.com)
  • When you finish selecting users, on the top right of the pop up window, click Next.
How to DM on Twitter from a PC (Twitter.com)
  • Finally, to DM on Twitter, at the bottom right of the New message window, type your message and click the Send button.

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How to DM on Twitter from Android

How to Private Message on Twitter from Android
  • Open Twitter App on your Android phone and sign in with your Twitter account.
How to DM on Twitter from Android
  • At the bottom right of the App, tap the Messages tab
How to DM on Twitter from Android
  • When the Messages tab opens, you can either tap Write a message or tap the icon.
How to DM on Twitter from Android
  • Then, on the New message screen, if the person you want to DM (send a message) is listed, tap the name. Otherwise use the search box to find the person. You can select more than one user.
How to DM on Twitter from Android
  • After selecting the user(s) you want to send direct message, on the top right of the screen, tap NEXT.
  • Finally, tap the Start a message field then and type your message. To send the massage, tap the Send button.

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How to DM on Twitter from iPhone

How to Private Message on Twitter from iPhone
  • Open Twitter App on your iPhone. Then, sign in with your Twitter account (skip this step if you already signed in to the App).
How to DM on Twitter from iPhone
  • When the App opens your Twitter account, tap the Messages tab (last tab, bottom right of the App). The App will open Messages screen.
How to DM on Twitter from iPhone
  • At the middle of the Messages page, tap Write a message or the New message icon. New message page will open.
How to DM on Twitter from iPhone
  • When the New message page opens, search for the person you want to send a direct massage. Then tap the person’s name from the results. The Start a message field will become available beneath the screen.
  • Finally, to DM on Twitter, type your message in the Start a message field, then tap the Send button.

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