Messages are where you can find private messages either sent to you or sent by you.
Sending a private message
There are a couple of ways to send private messages to other members on ResearchGate:
If you follow the researcher you're like to message:
- Click on the envelope icon at the top right-hand side of any page, then select Send message at the top right-hand corner of the dropdown menu.
- Or go to the profile page of the researcher you'd like to message and click the blue Message button on the right-hand side.
If you're not following the researcher you'd like to message, you can go to their profile page and click the white Message button to compose your message.
Note: Private messages are only visible to the sender and recipient.
You can move a message from your inbox to your archive folder by going to your message inbox by clicking on the envelope icon at the top of any ResearchGate page. Select the message you would like to move and click Archive conversation.
To reverse this process, filter your messages by Archived, click on the message you want to recover and click Unarchive conversation.
How do I delete my private messages?
To delete a private message, go to your message inbox by clicking on the envelope icon at the top of any ResearchGate page. Select the message you would like to delete and then click More underneath the message and select 'Delete conversation.'