Direct Messages are a Tripadvisor feature that allows members to connect one-on-one so they can ask questions and share travel advice. Don't be shy about messaging someone for more information about a review, photo or video they posted – if they shared their experience, they probably want to help!
To send a message:
- Go to a member’s profile.
- Click on the message icon to start composing your message .
To turn off messaging:
- Go to the subscription settings for your account.
- Under Tripadvisor community updates, select No for Private Messaging.
If you want to use this feature, but need to block a particular member or report a message as spam or harassment, you can do so via your inbox.
TIP: Direct Messaging is enabled automatically when you create a Tripadvisor account. If you don't see the message icon on the profile page, the member has turned off the messaging feature.