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You Will Need
- Twitter account
Open a Twitter account
Open a Twitter account. You can't send a direct message on Twitter unless you have an account.
Get a follower
Get someone to follow your Twitter feed. Tell a friend or family member to follow you, or have a celebrity alias.
Click on the recipient's account
Click on the account of the person to whom you want to send a direct message. You can click their account from their tweet to open a sidebar or you can click on their account in the Followers section of your home sidebar.
Click the message button
Click on the Message button beneath the recipient's abbreviated profile in the sidebar. The message window will pop up with a blinking cursor.
Type your message
Type your message with the confidence that no one else will see it. Be brief, though -- you still only get 140 characters.