How To Dm Someone On Slack

Slack is a widely used chat application that enables you to connect with both your coworkers and friends. A key functionality of Slack is the option to send direct messages (DMs) to either a single person or a group. In this article, we’re going to guide you through the process of direct messaging someone on Slack.

Step 1: Open Slack

To start a direct message conversation, you need to open Slack and log in to your account. Once you are logged in, you will see the main screen with all the channels and conversations.

Step 2: Click on the Direct Messages Icon

On the left side of the screen, you will see a list of channels and conversations. At the top of this list, there is an icon that looks like two people talking. This is the direct messages icon. Click on it to open the direct messages section.

Step 3: Start a New Conversation

Once you are in the direct messages section, you will see all your current conversations. To start a new conversation, click on the “Make a call” button at the top of the screen. This will open a new window where you can enter the name or email address of the person you want to message.

Step 4: Enter the Recipient’s Name or Email Address

In the “To” field, type in the name or email address of the person you want to message. If they are already a member of your workspace, their name will appear as a suggestion. If not, you can enter their email address manually.

Step 5: Write Your Message

Once you have entered the recipient’s name or email address, you can start typing your message in the text box below. You can also add attachments, emojis, and other formatting options to your message.

Step 6: Send Your Message

When you are ready to send your message, click on the “Send” button at the bottom of the screen. Your message will be sent to the recipient’s direct messages inbox.


Sending a direct message on Slack is easy and can be done in just a few steps. By following these instructions, you can start a conversation with anyone in your workspace or outside of it. Remember to always use appropriate language and tone when messaging others.