|Public and private communications / Content visibility options|
By using messages and private discussions you can limit your audience to only the people you want.
Messages and private discussions show up in the Inbox of only the people you send them to. These are useful features, but the power of Jive is that nearly all topics in the community can be helpful to others, so try to keep things public whenever possible.
To send a message to someone, do one of the following:
After your message is sent, the receiver can see it in their Inbox. From there, the receiver can respond directly.
To create a private discussion:
Only the participants you selected can see a discussion notification in their Inbox. From there, they can respond to the discussion.