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How to connect to users?

Hi,

I have to re-post this question  as I posted in wrong forum earlier.

Whenever I try to send direct message to someone in this site ,I get the following error message -"Cannot send direct messages to users you are not connected to".

How do I connect to the person I am sending the message?

Please help.

With Regards

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To send a direct message to user A. Just make sure user A is following you. You do not need to follow the user A.

If you are following user A, then you can't able to send direct message to user A, user A can able to send you. But if user A is following you, then you can send direct message to user A, user A can't able to send you. Following each other, you and user A can send direct message to each other.

Following each other is mandatory only for sharing a content.

Read this blog post for more details My view on the functionality of “Send Direct Message” button

**Edited by: Dibyendu Patra

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