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How do I send a private message?

Private messaging is a great way to start a one-on-one conversation with another member. At this time, composing Private Messages is only possible for members using our desktop website.

To send a private message to a member if you are looking at his/her review:

  1. Click the member's screen name next to the review.
  2. In the window that appears, click their username, which takes you to their profile page.
  3. Click the Send Message link on the left-hand side of the page, compose your your message and click the Send Message button.

You can also send someone a private message from his/her profile page. Just click the Send Message link on the left-hand side of the page.

Note: Private messaging is enabled automatically when you create a TripAdvisor account. If you don't see Send Message on the profile page, the member has disabled the messaging feature.

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