Send and receive private messages

Here’s how to send private messages and comments to other people on YouTube:

  1. Visit the channel of the person you want to send a private message to. (Click their username beneath one of their videos, or visit
  2. Click About
  3. Click the Send message button

To read private messages that you’ve received:

  1. Go to your channel Video Manager

  2. Click Community and then Inbox in the sidebar on the left
Receive email notifications when somebody sends you a private message.