Private messages can be sent in two different ways; from the profile of the person you wish to message, or from your account.
From the profile of the person you wish to message:
- navigate to the profile page of the person you wish to message,
- click on the messaging icon. The messaging form will appear pre-populated with the user name of the profile you selected.
From your account:
- navigate using the drop-down by your name, to your account to your inbox,
- to bring the message form either use the drop-down menu inbox > compose, or hit the plus icon on the right,
- you will need to populate the recipients name. It will suggest user names as you type. Alternatively you can click on the user in your contacts.
Try both ways, they are both useful in different circumstances.