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In Starcraft 1, it was /w <username> <message>, but that doesn't work anymore. I thought they just removed that ability, but today I received a message from my opponent after our game was over.

So, how do you message players who aren't on your friends' list?

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You can message an opponent from the victory screen after a game – tzenes Sep 10 '10 at 2:25
@tzenes: Really!? I never noticed that!? ..Come to think of it, I guess there wouldn't be any way to do it in general, since there can be multiple players with the same username... Alright, post that as an answer (with a picture, please - you're very good at that!) and I'll accept – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Sep 10 '10 at 2:31
I think we should just hardcode it so that any time a starcraft-2 question is asked, tzenes gets +15 reputation. :P – Raven Dreamer Sep 10 '10 at 3:03
to be more specific, you just have to click the user's name, and hit the "chat" option. – Peter Recore Sep 10 '10 at 3:07
I believe if they chat you while you are in game you can use /r to reply as well... – Robb Sep 10 '10 at 3:34
up vote 9 down vote accepted

You can message an opponent from the victory screen after a game, or from the match history:

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Select the "Chat" option to start a new chat.

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Anyone know if you can also do this later on, by pulling up the score screen from your match history? – Steven Sep 10 '10 at 4:53
@wikwocket The image you see here was pulled up from a friend's match history – tzenes Sep 10 '10 at 5:53
Whoa, I didn't realize you could come back to this screen once it closed. Where do you do that from? – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Sep 10 '10 at 14:42
@BlueRaja under a player's profile you can see the Match History and select any previously played game. – tzenes Sep 10 '10 at 16:06

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