Messages provides a way to communication with individuals personally within the web site.
You can view your message by selecting Messages under your My Profile. It will show your Inbox and Sent Messages. The system automatically sends a message for you when you request a Connection.
Like an email Inbox, you can create folders to manage your messages.
Right on that page, you can select to message Connections individually or all together.
Select Message a Member to search for a member by name.
You can search for anyone using the Search Box on the upper-left of the site. Click on their name to get to their profile to message them.
At the top of every profile (above their photo) is a Message option. Select that to message them individually.
The Message page opens an online HTML editor so you can add formatting, etc. to your message. You can even upload a file.
When clicking send, the individual will receive the message in their inbox on the web site.
Depending on their personal preferences, they may also receive an email notification they have a message. Only a notification is sent, not the actual message.
You can message more than one profile at a time. Through My Connections you can message all connections together. On some groups, they also alow you to message all group members at one time. Each group varies depending on their settings. Check with your Group administrator if you're unsure.