This is about using Facebook chat. For help with the Messenger app on mobile, visit the Messenger Help Center.
To send a direct message on Facebook on a computer:
- Click at the top right of the screen.
- Click New Message.
- Start typing a name into the To field. Names of friends will appear in a dropdown.
- Select the person or people you want to message.
- Type your message, then press enter to send.
You can also message someone by clicking Message at the top of their profile.