How to Send a DM on Twitter

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Create a new direct message thread using the Messages window.
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Sending a direct message, or DM, on Twitter lets you communicate privately with other users. On the Twitter website, there is a dedicated Messages tab through which you send and receive direct messages.

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Step 1

Open the Messages section.
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Sign in to your account on the Twitter website and click the Messages tab along the top of the screen.

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Step 2

Create a new message.
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Click the New Message button to create a new message thread.

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Step 3

Choose your recipients.
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Enter the name or Twitter handle of the person to whom you want to send a direct message and then click the person's name on the list of search results. Repeat this step for each person you want to include in your new direct message thread.

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Step 4

Proceed to the message composition screen.
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Click the Next button when you've finished adding recipients to your direct message.

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Step 5

Compose and send your message.
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Enter your message in the provided field and then click the Send Message button to initiate the direct message conversation with your chosen recipients.

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