Can I direct message another Substack writer or reader with Chat?

At this time, private messages on Chat aren't available. 

If you're a writer and have Chat enabled on your publication, you can start a thread for just your paid subscribers or a thread with all your subscribers. 

Threads that are for paid subscribers will appear blurred for free subscribers.


If free subscribers try to access a paid thread, the app will let them know that it's only for paid subscribers. They'll be shown a link where they can manage their subscriptions on their Substack account and upgrade to a paid subscription.

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