This is the era of social media. Each and every person in this modern age is social media addicts. From a 5-year-old to 65 years old, you will find people from every age group having their personal account on social media websites like Facebook, Twitter Instagram, snapchat and many others. Social media is a whole new world with some different abbreviations and Acronyms. DM is one of them. DM is a widely used social media slang that means “Direct message”.
You might have also seen “DM’ as one of the famous social media #tags as well. DM is usually used between two persons to directly approach each other. Like if there is any comment that cannot be made publically or any picture that can’t be shared on a feed, so you can DM it to your friends or colleagues.
What does DM stand For?
At present social media scenario, the concept of instant messaging is increasing. No one has time to make long calls and to discuss their matters over these calls. Thanks to the social media that now the conversation is becoming easier. I remember the time when we used to write letters and fax to our beloved one to just tell them that we are getting married, or someone suffering from any diseases, or to plan any hangout.
But now we have a lot of social media platforms that allow us to DM any of our friends instantly and let them know about us in a fraction of seconds.
History of DM:
If I define DM properly so I will say that “ A direct message is a private function that allows one user to send a private message to the other user using any social media platform”. This social media platform can be anything like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or snapchat. The history of DM on Instagram and Twitter is not so old. In the past five years, the feature of DM was introduced in Instagram. Before that Instagram was just an App that allows sharing your photos with friends and peers.
The social media Apps that are being used for communication like Facebook have this feature from starting. Moreover, on Twitter and Instagram, you are allowed to delete the direct message as well. This is one of the unique and useful features that helps you to delete the message before the user has seen it. this feature was first introduced on Twitter. Later on, Instagram and WhatsApp introduced it to their users. Facebook still doesn’t allow deleting of the message one its sent. For Example. You have sent a private message to any of your friends, it might be a picture or a dance video.
After a while, you realized that it is not appropriate or this can hurt his0her feelings or make them feel bad. So just don’t worry go and delete the message you have sent. Sometimes a private message can be sent by mistake or your toddlers can send something while using a mobile phone. So there is no need to worry the deleting message feature is here to save you from any trouble.
DM on Facebook:
DM on facebook means Direct Message. When you send someone personal message in a chat box it is known as a Direct message. It can either be a conversation between two individuals or a group chat that has several participants. When you send someone a DM it is a private message that can’t be seen by any other person. The DM that is being sent in the group can be seen by the participants of the group only.
If you want to DM some other user on a facebook. Just open a chat box. Enter the Facebook username of that particular friend and send him a message. It is as simple as that.
DM on Instagram:
DM on Instagram also means Direct message. In case you want to comment on something personal and you don’t want to show it to the other users. Just use the DM feature. The private message will be sent to that particular user. Instagram also has the feature to unsend any message I mentioned above. This used feature is missing on Facebook yet. The #DM has been seen quite often. It means if you want to know the detail of any page or any item you can DM the admin to have the desired information.
As Instagram is also playing an important role as an e-commerce market. They are a number of online Instagram pages that are delivering their products all across the world. You can book your order using the direct message feature. All you need to do is just go to the page. There will be an option of a message, click the option. The new window will appear. Type what you want them to know and send the message.
DM on Snapchat:
Direct message on snapchat can be sent simply by opening the chat window of any particular user. If you want to DM some just go to New Chat icon that will be on the top right of the screen. Add the participant or snapchat username of the person. The new window will appear. You can write something, or add a picture over there. Press send and your direct message will be delivered in no time.
Some Other Possible Meanings of DM:
· Doctor of medicine
· Direct Marketing
· Diabetes Miletus
· Dungeon Master
· Desired Menu
· Design Medal
· Design Mug
· Death Match
· And Decimeter.
There are unlimited examples of Dm. but in short, DM is the slang word that is most used by youngsters over the social media website. The most appropriate meaning of DM on social media is “Direct message”. As soon as some said DM me at night or I ‘ll catch you on DM after work. You will get instantly that he/she will be surely talking about the Direct message. Though all of the above-listed meaning of DM is also correct as well on social media DM only means Direct message.