Direct Messaging on Commonlounge has been one of the most requested features from the very start. We decided to build this after hearing from a lot of you who wanted to continue a discussion in private with someone, but were unable to do so without first adding them on other platforms.
We did not restrict the message composer in any way, and it retains all the goodies including LaTeX, spoilers, code highlighting support etc., making direct messaging here way more powerful than other platforms.
We want to make Commonlounge the home for all your communities, and being able to message someone directly, in private, is one of the core tools that communities need to thrive. Over the coming weeks, we will be monitoring the rollout of Direct Messaging, and would love to hear your feedback on it. Check it out — it's here: commonlounge.com/inbox
Small improvements like these often come from our users — like you! To let us know what you think, just hit the reply button. Or shoot us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org