Send and receive private messages
Learn more about YouTube's updated messaging system.
Use Messages to send private messages to other members of the YouTube community. You can find the messages page by clicking Messages in the “Community” section of the sidebar in Creator Studio or by navigating directly to youtube.com/messages. The messages system utilizes Google+ messaging so your channel must be connected with a Google+ in order to use this feature. Learn more about connecting your channel with Google+.
Sending private messages
To send a private message to another person on YouTube, you’ll need to visit their channel’s “About” tab:
- Visit the channel of the person you want to contact (you can click their channel name beneath one of their videos)
- Click About
- Click the Send message button
- Type in your private message and click Send
Reading private messages
To read private messages that you’ve received visit the Messages page. You can find this section under “Community” or visit youtube.com/messages.
If you’d like to receive an email notification when somebody sends you a message you can set this preference in your Google+ settings.