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Send direct messages to your contacts

A direct message (or DM, for short) is a communication between you and another person. In Status, you can send direct messages to people in your contact list. If the person is not your contact yet, send a contact request first.

Send direct messages

  1. From the tab bar, tap Messages.
  2. Select Contacts.
  3. Tap the person you want to chat with and start sending messages.
  1. From the navigation sidebar, click Chat.
  2. Click Start chat.
  3. From your contact list, select the person you want to chat with.
  4. Click Confirm and start sending messages.


In direct messages, you can send text messages, images, GIFs, stickers and audio messages. You can format, edit and delete your messages.