Think of private messaging as an internal site’s email for your community’s members.
Members can message other people on their friends list as well as reply to received messages. Each member has their own individual Inbox and Sent messages folders as well as a Compose message screen.
Members are notified of new messages in three ways:
- By email (if enabled by the user)
- By an incremented number in the notification circle located in the WP Admin Toolbar; as well as
- By an incremented number in the Messages tab if the user is on their own profile
Site administrators can also create sitewide notices that are displayed across the site using the Private Messaging component.