Direct messages allow users to send messages that are visible only to the receivers. This article provides the procedure for configuring direct messages.
You can enable or disable direct messages for users by using the Admin Console. Additionally, you can require that users must be connected to send direct messages and shares to each other. By default, direct messages are enabled.
Direct messages do not appear in the Activity stream. Direct message notifications appear in the Inbox of the receiver(s).
If you need certain users to be able to override the settings, go to Permissions > Other Content Permissions and set up a user override with DM/Sharing permission.
To enable and configure direct messages:
- Navigate to Admin Console > System > Settings > Direct Messages and Sharing.
- Select the Enable direct messages checkbox.
- Select the Require user connection checkbox to require established connections between users to send direct messages and share content.
- Click Save, to apply the changes.