How to Send a Private Message in Roblox


Anna Middleton

Writer and Storywriter


If you play Roblox regularly, you’ll know the importance of messaging in-game. Communication, after all, could be vital to your success and overall enjoyment. But is sending messages to one another as easy as the game itself?

How to Send a Private Message in Roblox

In this article, we’ll show you how to send someone a private message in-game on Roblox.

Sending Private Messages

Private messages are different from public messages in that only you and the recipient can see them. This can be important when you want to say something that concerns only that specific player. Or you can use it in-game to make a secret strategy in order to win. On the other hand, you can use private messaging simply to ask how someone how they’re doing and brighten their day.

Whatever your reasons, private messaging on Roblox is simple. Just follow these steps:

  1. Open the game’s chat. To do so, you can simply press “/” on your keyboard.
  2. Type “/w” then type in the username of the person you want to message.
  3. Type in the message you want to send.
  4. Press Enter.

How to Send a Private Message in Game

Do note that some developers might choose to disable chatting for their games. This means that you can’t chat with anyone in-game, but you can always chat to someone outside of it.

While chatting with someone, remember to be civil and to follow the Community Rules.

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Sending a Message Outside a Game

When not playing a game, you can private message your friends in a few simple steps:

  1. Go to your Friends section and click on the friend you want to send a message to. This will take you to their profile.
  2. Press the Message button at the top of that page.
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If you’d like to contact someone you’re not friends with, you can do that as long as both of you have allowed that in your privacy settings. In order to find someone on Roblox, you can use Roblox’s search function. Simply type their username into the search bar and select the option “Search (username) in People” from the set of choices that will pop up.

If you would like to become Friends with someone, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the user’s profile.
  2. Select the Add Friend option. If it doesn’t come up, it means you’re already friends!

While not required, we recommend that you send a polite message to someone you want to become friends with. It’s best to start off on the right foot.

Once you’ve sent them a friend request, you’ll receive a message when they Accept or Reject it. If they rejected your friend request, you may send another, but do note that multiple friend requests can be annoying, so it’s best to refrain from sending too many.

When you’re friends with someone, it’s easy for you to join servers and play your favorite games together. You can also make sure that only your friends can message you by setting your privacy settings.

I Can’t Send or Receive a Message

If you can’t send a message to someone, they’ve probably disabled private messaging and can’t receive any messages at this time.

If you want to make sure you can receive a message from someone or a reply from someone you messaged yourself, make sure you’ve correctly set your privacy permissions. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your account.
  2. Go to your account Settings. If you’re using a browser, this is indicated by the gear icon in the upper right corner of the page. If you’re using any of the mobile apps, you can look for the three dots for More options.
  3. Select the Privacy tab.
  4. Adjust the Contact Settings and Other Settings as needed. Players under the age of 13 will only have the options of Friends and No One.

How to Stop Someone from Messaging Me

If you’ve ever come to a situation where you need someone to stop messaging you, if they’ve been harassing you online, for example, the easiest way to do so is to block them.

In order to block someone, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the user’s profile.
  2. Select the three dots in the upper right corner of the box containing their username.
  3. Select the Block option.

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If you want to block someone in-game, follow the steps below:

  1. Find the user you want to block in the player list in the upper right section of the screen. If the player list isn’t visible, you can open it by selecting your username in the upper right corner.
  2. Once you’ve found the user you intend to block, select their name from the list and a menu will open up.
  3. Select Block User.

You can also use this menu to Unblock someone with the Unblock User button, or to report someone directly to the moderators by pressing the Report Abuse button. Once a user has been blocked, the player list will indicate this by putting a circle with a line through it next to their name.

Communication to Victory

You’ve now learned all there is to know about sending someone a message on Roblox. The game is a great place to express yourself, but it’s also a place to socialize and make friends. Good communication can be the difference between someone having an average or great day, so make sure your friends are having the best time possible!

Do you send private messages on Roblox? Do prefer to communicate in-game or out? Let us know in the comments section below.

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