Before you begin
Send a message
From someone’s personal profile, click Send message.
A temporary notification that your Chat invitation sent appears at the bottom of your screen. Then your Messages open automatically.
Type a message and click the Send icon.
The other person only sees your message once they accept your request.
Accept a message request
When someone messages you first:
You get a temporary notification in the top left corner of the site.
Go to your Messages by clicking the Speech bubble icon in the navigation bar.
Accept or Decline the request. If they already sent a message, it appears when you accept.
Continue the conversation by typing a message and clicking the Send icon.