Add a "New Private Message" button to the inbox

I often use private messages on my discourse board. It annoys me that there is no “New Private Message” button on my “Messages” (/users/rumpelsepp/private-messages) page. If I want to send a message to several users I always have to do it like this:

  • Go to the profile of one user.
  • Click Private Message.
  • Add the others.

I would be happy to be able to do it like this (similar to creating a new topic on the latest page):

  • Go to my Inbox
  • Click new message.
  • Add the others.

Here is what I mean:


There’s a plugin that puts the button everywhere you may want to try out:

This is a good idea, can you add it to your list @techapj?


I actually think it should go here, though, since it is specific to this ‘tab’:


This is what I was asking for here:

so that topic can now be closed, thank you.

I’d love to take a crack at this, if no one else is actively working on it.


Sure go for it! @techapj is busy on email at the moment.

PR here:


Anything I can do from my end to move this along?

Don’t want to rush anyone, but wanted to make sure I’m not holding anything up.

(I signed the CLA, or at least believe I did.)

Looks to have been merged :smile: