You can now (finally) send Instagram direct messages on Windows 10

Feb 28, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Feb 28, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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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.

[via Engadget]

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3 responses to “You can now (finally) send Instagram direct messages on Windows 10”

  1. Deacon Blues Avatar
    Deacon Blues

    Maybe you should mention that this feature had already been part of the app but was removed several months ago. Apparently IG has received too many complaints about that to ignore any longer.

  2. Zack Schindler Avatar
    Zack Schindler

    But you still cannot upload photos using the app. Kind of sad that upload functionality is not included. I use Desktop for Instagram to upload from my laptop.

    1. Aegir Avatar
      Aegir

      You can use extension (App for Instagram) for Firefox and Chrome to upload photos. I use the Chrome-version and it works very well. This extension gives you a look as if you are using a mobile phone.