How do I send a message to someone on TikTok who isn’t following me?

Answered by James Kissner

To send a message to someone on TikTok who isn’t following you, you can follow these steps:

1. Open the TikTok app on your device and log in to your account, if you haven’t already done so.

2. Locate the “Me” tab, which is typically represented by a person-shaped icon at the bottom right corner of the screen. Tap on it to access your profile.

3. In the top right corner of your profile page, you will see a three-dot symbol. Tap on it to open a menu with various options.

4. From the menu, select “Privacy.” This will take you to the privacy settings for your TikTok account.

5. In the privacy settings, you will find the option “Who can send me direct messages.” Tap on it to proceed.

6. By default, TikTok allows only users you follow to send you direct messages. To change this and enable messages from everyone, select the option “Everyone.”

7. Once you have changed the settings to allow messages from everyone, you can go back to the person’s profile whom you want to message.

8. Search for the person’s profile by typing their username in the search bar at the top of the screen or by scrolling through your “Following” list or “Discover” section.

9. When you find the person’s profile, tap on it to open it. On their profile page, you should see a message icon, usually represented by a speech bubble or an envelope. Tap on it to start a conversation with them.

10. A chat window will open up, allowing you to type and send your message. Craft your message and tap on the send button to deliver it to the person.

It’s important to note that even if you can send a message to someone who isn’t following you, they may have their own privacy settings that prevent receiving messages from users they don’t follow. So, there’s a possibility that they may not see or respond to your message.

Remember to use messaging responsibly and respectfully, adhering to TikTok’s community guidelines and respecting the other person’s boundaries.