• June 17, 2024
How do you DM Someone On TikTok

TikTok is a short video app with plenty of features. TikTok allows users to make videos with effects and stickers.  You can create and post your video. You can make a duet with videos from your favorite creator and many more. Now for communication with other TikTok users, you can DM someone on TikTok.

If you want to showcase your creativity and skills, direct messages on TikTok can be helpful for you. But there are a few things that you need to know before sending DMs on TikTok.

In this article, I will show you how to DM someone on TikTok.

How do you DM someone on TikTok?

TikTok has defined some unique rules for sending DMs that allow users to better control who can send or who can’t send. But if you are looking for a way how to turn on direct messages on TikTok, or how to send direct messages on TikTok to other users then this article is for you.

How to turn on direct messages on TikTok

TikTok allows you to send direct messages by the following settings. By turning on direct messages on TikTok, you can communicate with other TikTok users. You can enable direct messages on TikTok.

  • Open the TikTok App on your iPhone or Android device
  • Tap Profile present at the lower right corner.
Tapping Profile to turn on direct messages on tiktok
  • Tap three lines present in the upper right corner.
Tapping Three Horizontal lines to turn on direct messages on tiktok
  • Tap Settings and Privacy.
Tap Settings and Privacy to turn on direct messages on tiktok
  • Tap Privacy in the Account section of Settings and Privacy.
Clicking on Privacy tab to turn on direct messages on tiktok
  • Scroll down and find out the Interactions section of the Privacy.
  • Tap Direct Messages in the section of Interactions.
Tap Direct Messages to turn on direct messages on tiktok

There are three options for you who can send you messages:

i) Everyone ii) Followers that you follow back iii) No one

From here, you can select the setting that can send you direct messages on TikTok.

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How do you DM someone on TikTok?

There are 2 methods to how you DM someone on TikTok.

1) Using the Inbox icon

  • Open TikTok App on your device.
  • Tap the Inbox icon placed at the lower side of the TikTok screen.
Clicking on Inbox icon to turn on direct messages on tiktok
  • Tap the Direct Message icon which is placed in the upper right corner
  • Here you will see a list of people whom you can send a direct message to. Select any user you want to send a message to. You can also search for the user by typing the name of the user in the search bar you will send a message.
  • Compose your message and tap the Arrow icon to send a message.
Clicking on Message Send icon to turn on direct messages on tiktok

2) Through TikTok User’s Profile

  • Tap the TikTok User Profile button on the right side of the TikTok screen
  • Tap three dots present in the upper right corner of the user’s TikTok profile page
  • Tap the Send message icon present on the lower side of the TikTok screen.
  • Compose your message and hit the send icon to send the message

Keep in mind that if the user is not following you back, you can’t send him a message via that TikTok user.

For some users, TikTok also allows you to send three direct messages on TikTok until the user accepts your message request.

Muhammad Irshad
Author and Senior Editor

Muhammad Irshad is the founder of activemarketingfunnel.com, with 8+ years of experience in Social Media Management and Marketing. He is a professional content writer, focusing on technology and Social Media Marketing. He researched, tested, and wrote thousands of articles about everything from messaging apps to social media platforms. He graduated with a B.S. from the University of North Florida in 2018. When he’s not working, you will find him interested in sports or sci-fi movies.

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