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Example Message

An example of a message that is sent when a trade request is sent to a player.

A personal message (often colloquialized as PM; can also be regarded as private messaging) is a form of communication between two respective parties through a means of sending a message through the ROBLOX website servers. Alongside private messages sent from other people, personal messaging is used automatically by the ROBLOX user to denote a friend request has been accepted, or to notify the user about their current trading status.

The personal messaging tool is the most common way two parties can privately talk, but they are not necessarily the most effective. This is mostly exemplified through different time zones and that receiving a personal message isn't an automatic process, meaning users have to refresh their inbox in order to find out whether or not they have received a new message. Further add-ons, such as the ROBLOX+ Google Chrome extension, have simplified the matter by rearranging the way in which personal messaging are being used. This, as a result, has helped many users account for their messages a lot quicker, and much more effectively.



A message is relayed back to the client to notify that a player has accepted their request.

The personal messaging tool is a set of communication used for text-based communication between two respective parties. Each message is stored in the inbox, and each sent text is stored in the sent box. This allows the possibility to save a conversation for later references.

Each message can be included when replying to someone, and this option is usually marked by default. This enables easy access to previous messages in that given conversation. Conversely, unchecking the box will not enable the previously seen messages to appear in the reply.



The first personal message sent to players when they create an account.

Because the personal messaging system is a vast system of relayed messages being sent back and forth, it has become one of the most prominent features of the ROBLOX website, and because it is easily seen and accessed by all members, the personal messaging system is considered one of the more efficient communication uses. Apart from being able to read and access each message, users are also informed of ROBLOX News, which can be accessed on the third tab of the messaging system, which consists of important news that ROBLOX delivers to users. These can range from surveys to information about the newest events.

In addition to the positive sides that personal messaging brings, the use of personal messages also creates a risk of non-compliance to the ROBLOX terms of services. Because of the ease of accessibility personal messaging has become, it is easy for users to scam others through various techniques.

One such technique is through a keyboard logging site, in which a user sends the victim the link to a site "claiming free ROBUX". As such, this has received an amount of backlash on victims, claiming that their account had been compromised, and consequently, later banned.

Security and archival

Passwords and credentials have been notably exposed through victims sending their private information, such as passwords. As such, ROBLOX has filtered such messages with hashtags (#), in an attempt to minimize any damage that could potentially have an account stolen. Messages have also been reported to not go through the system if it has been filtered out, and the number of stolen accounts have immensely dropped.[citation needed]

Archival and deletion of messages have also been implemented in an attempt to discard and secure accounts.

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