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User to user communications by wikiloops private messages
As the title indicates, sending private messages to wikiloops users requires a members account which includes the required personal inbox and messenger functionalities.
There are three possible ways to send a private message:
Sending a message via the recipients profile
Sending a message from your messages-page
Sending a message with the instant messenger pop-up
This third option is only available within upgraded membership accounts, and is not available in devices with small screens.
If the receipient of your message is currently online, you may start the conversation in a chat-like small conversation pop-up which keeps floating on top of the wikiloops pages which you may continue to browse as you chat.
To open the small dialogue, click on the "Speechbubble"-icon shown next to the username of the recipient in the online users panel. The online users panel is only visible after log-in and located at the right side of wikiloops pages, below the shoutbox.
Receiving private messages
Whenever you receive a message, the "envelope"-icon in the top right corner of wikiloops will light up and display a red dot with the number of new messages in your inbox.
To check your inbox, simply click on the "envelope"-icon.
On the conversations overview page which is opened, the conversations which contain the new unread messages will be displayed at the top.
Mind that if one user has sent you multiple messages, there may be only one conversation marked with the small red envelope icon.
Click on the conversation list entry on the overview page to open the chosen conversation, where you may read and respond to the received message.
Should you not be logged in on wikiloops at the time of receiving a private message, an email notification informing you about the new message in your inbox will be sent to your email account.
How to change this default notification behaviour is explained in Messaging and Email notification settings.