Instagram DMs are now available for everyone to use on desktop
Back in January, Instagram started rolling out its direct message feature on the web to a small percentage of users. As of Friday, the feature is officially available for everyone to use.
The company took to Twitter to announce that everyone around the world can now send Direct Messages to each other on desktop.
Sending and receiving Instagram DMs via web browser works the exact same way as on the mobile app.
When you log in, you’ll see the Direct Message icon in the top right hand corner. Once you click on it, you can scroll through all of your existing conversations on the left.
You can also DM someone directly through their profile. As with on the app, go to their page, tap on the Message icon, and start typing away.
If you’re particularly active on Instagram, you can also set up desktop notifications for DMs so you don’t miss anything.
Considering the fact that the entire world is on lockdown due to coronavirus, it’s the perfect time to release desktop DMs to the masses.