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“If you’re wondering how to send a direct message (DM) to someone on Discord without being friends, keep reading or watch the video below for an answer. If you’re new to Discord and unsure how to send messages even to friends, we’ll cover that as well.
By the way, ‘DM’ stands for ‘Direct Message.’ Just wanted to clarify in case there’s any confusion.”
How to Message Someone on Discord?
“Messaging a friend on Discord is straightforward. You can easily access their profile and start a direct message (DM) by following these steps. However, if you’re looking to message someone who isn’t on your friends list, that process is explained later in this article. For now, let’s go through the steps to message a friend on Discord.
Step 1: Check your Friends list and click the message icon next to your friend’s profile, as shown in the screenshot below. Clicking this icon will open the DM box.
Step 2: Begin typing your message directly in the DM box, as illustrated in the screenshot, and hit ‘Enter’ to send the message.
That’s it! You can see how sent and received messages appear in the DM box. This is how you send a message to a friend on Discord.
If you’re not friends with the person you want to message, you’ll need to be in the same server as them or know their username and tag. This allows you to go to their profile and attempt to send a message. However, whether the recipient receives your message depends on their privacy settings.
Discord is primarily designed for gamers to communicate with one another. It provides various communication options, including voice calls and video calls. But for those wondering how to send a direct message (DM) to someone on Discord without being friends, we’ll address that in this post.”
What is Discord DM, and How Can You Set it Up?
Direct Messages (DMs) are a means of one-on-one communication with your friends or contacts. The DM option on Twitter serves as a good example of this functionality. DMs refer to the private conversations you have with friends and others while gaming on Discord.
Setting Up DMs on Discord
Setting up DMs on Discord is quite straightforward because it’s a default feature on the platform. There’s nothing specific you need to configure; it’s readily available.
Using DMs on Discord
DMs are perfect for trash talk or casual conversation during gaming, especially when you can’t use a microphone.
How to DM Someone on Discord without Being Friends?
By default, you can only DM people who are either your friends or part of the same server as you. But if you want to message someone not on your friends list, follow these steps:
- Login to your Discord account.
- Click on “Direct Messages” on the left side of the app.
- If you have friends on Discord, they will appear in your list.
- Click on your friend’s name to start a DM.
- You can use filters to sort your friends, like “All,” “Online,” or “Pending.”
However, the question remains: how can you message someone on Discord who isn’t on your friends list?
Configuring Privacy Settings
Discord has privacy settings to control who can message you. To message someone who’s not your friend, ask them to configure their settings:
- Click the gear icon at the bottom left of the Discord app.
- Open “Settings.”
- In “Settings,” go to the “Privacy and Safety” section under “My Account.”
- Select “Privacy and Safety.”
Discord offers three options:
- Keep Me Safe: This scans all Direct Messages.
- My Friends are nice: Messages from friends are not scanned, but others are.
- I live on the edge: This setting doesn’t scan anything.
If the person you want to message has the first two options enabled, you won’t be able to DM them unless they turn those settings off.
Another Option to DM Without Being Friends
You can also message anyone in a server if you’re part of the same server. To do this, join a server the person is in and ask them to configure their settings to allow DMs from server members:
- Follow the steps mentioned earlier to reach “Privacy and Safety Settings.”
- Enable “Allow direct messages from server members.”
Please note that this setting can’t be changed for servers you’re already a part of; it applies to new servers you join. If your contact has configured this setting, you can join their server and send them a DM.
How to Join a Server on Discord
If you’re wondering how to join a server on Discord, here’s how:
- Log in to your Discord account.
- Click the “+” sign on the left side menu to join a new server.
- You’ll have two options: “Create New Server” or “Join an Existing Server.”
- If you choose “Join a Server,” enter the invite link and click “Join.”
Once you join a server, you can find and message the person you want to contact on the right-hand side of the server’s member list.
These steps should help you send a DM to someone on Discord without adding them as a friend. Discord is a great platform for connecting with friends, and these tips should be useful for your communication needs. Share your experiences with us!