Direct messages (DM) on Facebook

 This article is mostly about what a direct message is and how to use one on Facebook.

   In today’s world, social media plays a major role in every person’s life, and as one of the largest social media networking sites with over a billion users, Facebook is one of the most widely used apps in the modern world.

What does DM mean on Facebook?

A direct message (DM) is a private form of communication between users on Facebook, and only the sender of the message and the receiver(s) are allowed to see that message.

How to send direct messages (DMs) on Facebook?

   Facebook allows its users to send direct messages to your friends with different limitations between platforms. If you want to send a message to a personal page, you need to add that person to your social friends, and after have added a person to your friends there are two ways to send a DM, you can go to that person’s page then under his profile cover you can choose to message him or her. The other way is to go to your main page and on the top right of your screen you can select one of your friends and send a message.

   Sending a DM to a business or a public page is almost the same as sending a message to personal page the only difference is that you don’t need to send a friend request because the pages aren’t private. To send a Direct Message on Facebook you need to follow these steps:

  • Login to your Facebook account
  • Go to your home page

  • Select Messenger on the top right of the screen

Select one of your friends or an account you want to send a message to it

Then write your message and then send it

How to send DM using Facebook Messenger

   You can also send direct messages via Facebook and also it’s a free app for sharing videos and images, group chats and video and voice calls. This app gives you a lot of options to chat and if you link your Facebook account with your email or phone number you can use your Facebook information. Sending instant messages aside this app gives you many beautiful visual effect for example, different chat themes or giving reaction to messages like liking messages and using different emojis.


Sending messages is a very important option for any social media app and it’s also important for communicating or, so successful social media apps have found a great way to send Direct messages that in this article one of them is explained.

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William Finley

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