To ‘PM’ someone (or private message) is always a vital feature in any social networking and communication tool such as Google+. You may have something important to say to a particular person, and you don’t want to share that story to the circle to where this person belongs. You don’t want to mention his/her name on a post you’ll make, especially when the sensitive information is not to be read by the public. Sending a PM, then, is a skill you should not miss in using Google+.
There’re some methods that you should try, and from there you decide what works best for you.
- View someone's profile and click the "message" little icon. Here's an example:
Method #2: (If the msg icon is unavailable)
If the message icon is not available, you can use the sharing feature:
- Go back to your homepage
- Add your message on the sharebox and mention the name of the person you want to send your message to. Here's an example of me sending a private message to Matt Cutts. Important: make sure you remove the "public" to make sure it's only visible to the person you're posting a message to. It should look like this: