292 Comments

Can these be turned off entirely? I have zero need for this and worry it will hurt my productivity and provide a way to be harassed and abused.

Expand full comment

Can’t wait to slide into all these DMs

Expand full comment
Feb 28Liked by Jasmine Sun, Substack Writers

Substack really does listen! This is one feature a lot of people were shouting for and Substack made it happen. Fair play 👏👏

If you don’t want to use it, turn it off - ticks boxes for everyone.

Expand full comment

I'm not sure how I feel about DMs. I was initially against them but I'll wait and see.

But please don't advise people to DM anyone just to say 'hello'. It's not acceptable to many of us and it's one of the reasons so many have said 'no' to Substack DMs.

Please only use them if there's a reason beyond using comments or emails, which we all have.

Expand full comment
Feb 28Liked by Jasmine Sun, Substack Writers

Never have I needed this feature more than right now…unless it came out yesterday…then that would’ve been a better time. But today. Today is good too!

Expand full comment
Feb 28·edited Feb 28

FINALLY! A much needed feature to connect and reach out to other writers. This should have been on top of the list 😄. And great that writers have the freedom to turn off messaging. I welcome collaborations so if you have an awesome idea for a collab then feel free to reach out. And charging for DM's is brilliant idea too! Awesome.

Question for Substack, are DM's encrypted or can Substack team read them, like Elon Musk? 😂

Expand full comment
Feb 28Liked by Jasmine Sun, Substack Writers

Pretty neat!

Expand full comment
Feb 28Liked by Substack Writers

Awesome. Can I charge for DMs? 🤠

Expand full comment
Feb 28Liked by Jasmine Sun

This is awesome. I have so many chats via DM on other platforms + email - this will make for a much better experience for all

Expand full comment
Feb 28Liked by Jasmine Sun, Substack Writers

Continued improvements to this platform. Constant growth. 👏

Expand full comment

Solid upgrade! Thx Substack.

Expand full comment

Can substack make it easier for writers to recommend other substacks? For example, any time someone is on another’s substack page there should be a button somewhere to easy recommend the substack in my opinion

Expand full comment
Feb 28Liked by Jasmine Sun, Substack Writers

Yesssssss

Expand full comment

Good job rolling this out with an “off” switch. Is there a plan for fine-tuning later so DM’s can be “off” except for specified people (e.g. collaborators)?

Expand full comment

I don’t want this. It will make it like every other social media platform.

Expand full comment

Significant improvements to author collaboration. Nice!

Expand full comment