How to Send a Direct Message (DM) on Bluesky

X’s direct competitor, Bluesky, has finally brought one of the most awaited features to its social platform – Direct Messaging. Initially, when the platform was launched, the platform missed out on several features. However, now in 2024, Bluesky has finally brought Direct Messaging to all its users.

So, if you are wondering how you can message other people in Bluesky, you have come to the right place.

How to Send DMs in Bluesky

Sending DMs in Bluesky is very simple and easy.  To make use of the Direct Messaging feature, you first need to have the latest version of the Bluesky app installed. You can download the app or update it for free via the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Now that you have downloaded the app, let’s take a look at the steps that you need to follow to send a DM.

Now that you have logged into Bluesky with your account, it’s time to get messaging. When you initiate the chat for the first time, a pop-up will appear with DM controls. You can select who can message you by choosing between “Everyone,” “Users I follow,” or “No one.”

How to Send a Direct Message on Bluesky
  1. Tap on the Chat icon that you see at the bottom of the screen. The chat icon is right in the center.
  2. Now, tap on the Plus icon to begin a new chat with a user by searching for the user’s name.
  3. Type the message you want to send.
  4. That’s it.

That is how you can send direct messages to people on Bluesky. However, there are also a few message-related settings that you can adjust if you like.

Adjust Bluesky Chat Settings

Since this feature has just been released to the platform, there are just two settings that you can adjust. Here is how you can go about it.

How to Send a Direct Message on Bluesky
  1. Tap on the chat icon at the bottom of the home screen.
  2. Now, with the messages screen open, tap on the settings icon in the top right corner.
  3. You can choose from whom you can get new messages, as well as whether you want notification sounds to be on or off.

Those were the message settings that you can currently adjust for now in Bluesky.

Closing Thoughts

This concludes the guide on how you can easily send direct messages in Bluesky using the mobile app for Android and ad iOS. While the messaging feature has just been released, Bluesky will soon be letting users send media files such as images via the DMs.

Additionally, there will be a Group DM feature soon. About privacy, end-to-end encrypted messaging is also planned for the platform, which will soon make Bluesky a social platform more desirable for more users.

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