How to see new messagesNew messages now appear along with someone's profile information on DoubleTake and on their full profile page. If you like their message and profile, click to "Like" them and the message will move to your conversations page, where you can reply to them.
This way, you're only seeing conversations from people you're interested in. If you see a message and profile from someone you don't like, Pass on them and you'll never see either again.
Seeing new messages on DoubleTake
Double take shows you profiles one at a time (it's the "swipe" part of the app with the cards icon, or http://www.okcupid.com/doubletake on the web).
If someone has sent you a message, you'll see "They messaged you!" over their photos - we always make sure you know who has messaged you, and we put them towards the top of your DoubleTake queue if they sent you a message, so you won't miss them!
From the app, Click on the DoubleTake card to click through to the full profile. From there, you'll see the message they sent you right below their photos.
On the web, you'll see the message below the photos on DoubleTake automatically.
Seeing new messages from Match Search
Match search is at http://okcupid.com/match or the "magnifying glass" icon on the app.
Anyone who has sent you a message will have blue around their photo in your search results, so you can see they sent you a message. We'll place them towards the top so you don't miss them.
To see their profile and the message they sent you, click on the thumbnail icon to see their full profile.
Replying to messages
As soon as you Like someone, the message will move to the conversations page (speech bubble icon on the app, or https://www.okcupid.com/messages on the web). You can also reply to the message right from their profile page!