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What is Direct Message (DM)?

Direct Message (DM): Here, we are going to learn about the Direct Message and its conversation example.
Submitted by Anushree Goswami, on January 26, 2021

DM: Direct Message

DM is an abbreviation of "Direct Message".

It is a computer term, which refers to messaging or chatting personally to someone on social media networking sites like Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger, Twitter, and Gmail, etc.  Basically, it is used to indicate a circumstance on the social media online chat, when during a conversation a person wants to send a message to a particular person and not to everyone. So, normally it shows that either he or she on the social media platform regard as likely to be doing a personal chat with someone.

Example of online conversation in a Chat Group of how DM abbreviation is used commonly-

1. Person1: Hi...  
2. Person2: Hi...  
3. /// Chat continues...  
4. .  
5. .  
6. .  
7. After a period of time....  
8. Person1: I want to talk to you personally, check DM.   
9. Person2: Ok   

This kind of circumstance normally arises in conversations of social media online chatting or messaging. Now, these days, the demands of acronyms are very high on social media online chatting or messaging, so the users usually use DM as a replacement for Direct Message.

While this slang is very common in gaming and chatting platform, still many are unaware of this slang.

In the corporate industry too, these slangs are common and used in a very large manner. The industry itself likes those employees who are smart enough and stay updated with such digital languages that are familiar, easy, and are good at time management.

So, from now whenever you want to talk to someone personally, just tell them to come in DM.

Thanks for reading. In case of any query, DM us.


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