If you would love to be able to send Instagram messages from your computer, here’s some good news. Instagram has officially made it possible for Windows 10 users to send and receive direct messages on desktop.
The change has arrived with the latest update of the Instagram app for Windows 10. Windows Central explains that the app has been updated to be a progressive web app (PWA). In other words, “the app feels very much like using the website, but in a shell that feels like a native Windows 10 app,” the same source writes. Direct messaging is the latest addition to it, and if you ask me, it’s a great one! If you use the Instagram app for Windows 10, you can now use it to send and read messages without having to switch to your phone.
Earlier this month, Reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong spotted this change, but there was still no word on when we would get to see it. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting it this soon. It’s probably worth noting, though, that you still can’t send messages if you visit Instagram through your web browser. But I have my hopes up that this will become possible in the future, too.