InFinally, Instagram introduced the direct message feature in to its web version. The web version has been around for quite some time, and even desktop clients are available for both Windows and macOS. However, the user could only go through the feed and see the notification. To send or receive DMs, users needed access to an Android or iOS smartphone.
Facebook-owned giants have long been trying to provide this functionality to desktop clients. In January, the company began releasing features for limited users as part of the beta phase. Now the feature is ready and open to the public.
Not only is Instagram used by the general public to share photos, but it has also become an integral part of influencers, marketing companies and more. With the new DM feature for the web, the company has made it easy for business accounts to handle all the DMs they receive from fans and customers. Also, for the average consumer, this feature makes life easier for people who spend most of their time in front of a computer.
*Sliding into your DMs*
Now you can get and send Instagram Direct messages on desktop, no matter where you are in the world 👍 pic.twitter.com/CT2SwuxHTv
— Instagram (@instagram) April 10, 2020