How to connect to users?
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?
Dibyendu Patra replied
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