Do you want to send a DM on Twitter? Here’s how to get to contacts.

Twitter is known for allowing people to post messages, or tweets, of no more than 280 characters. Tweeting or reading tweets all day can get boring, especially if nothing new shows up in your feed.

Sometimes you may even want to talk to your friends on Twitter. Did you know that you can send direct messages to people on Twitter? If not, here’s how to send your favorite tweets or GIFs directly to your friends.

To receive and send direct messages, you must follow the person and that person must follow you. However, you will be able to receive direct messages from anyone if, according to Twitter, you “check the box next to Allow message requests from everyone in your Privacy and safety settings.” You also can receiving a direct message from someone you don’t follow if you have previously sent them a direct message.

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To send a direct message on Twitter, go to "Messages"  start a new message, enter the names of the people you want to message, and write and send your message.

To send a direct message on Twitter, go to “Messages”, start a new message, enter the names of the people you want to message, and write and send your message.

How to send direct messages on Twitter

According to Twitter, here is how to send a direct message via your web browser:

  • In the navigation bar on the left of your screen, click on “Messages”

  • Click “New Message”

  • In the address box, enter the names or @usernames of whom you want to message (group messages can include up to 50 people).

  • Click Next”

  • In the message box write the message you want to send

According to Twitter here is how to send a direct message in a Apple either Android device:

  • Tap the envelope icon in the Twitter app.

  • To create a new message, tap the message icon

  • In the address box, enter the name(s) or username(s) to whom you want to send a message. Group messages can include up to 50 people.

  • Enter your message.

To send a GIF, video, or photo via direct message on Twitter, follow these steps:

  • Touch the photo icon (you can take a photo or record a video on your phone, or attach a photo from your photo library).

  • To add a GIF, tap the GIF icon. Find a GIF, tap on it, and send it.

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How to pin direct messages

According to Twitter, here is how to pin a direct message:

  • Go to your “Direct Message” inbox.

  • Tap the conversation you want to pin.

  • Select “Fix Conversation.”

Now your pinned message will appear at the top of your direct messages.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: How to Send a DM on Twitter

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