If you’ve used Instagram on your PC, you must have felt it incomplete as you cannot upload photos and send DMs from the web version of the popular social media platform. Instagram is set to remove one of the issues. Today, the Facebook-owned company has announced that it is bringing Direct Messages (DMs) to the web.
DMs, but make them desktop. 👍
We’re currently testing Direct messaging on the web, so you can read and reply to your messages from wherever you are. pic.twitter.com/VJ06EpETxG
— Instagram (@instagram) January 14, 2020
The feature will start rolling out today and will be available to “a small percentage” of the users. According to the company, this is just a test and it will go for a wider rollout in the near future.
As reported by The Verge, Instagram DMs on a computer will be similar to how it exists on mobile devices. Users will be able to send direct messages, create groups and receive DM alerts if the notifications are enabled.
The feature to send Instagram DMs from PC will be especially beneficial for Instagram influencers, businesses and other users who frequently engage with direct messages from their followers.
But, when is the Instagram app for iPad coming?
This news is a bit of letdown for those were expecting Instagram to announce a native app for iPads. Speaking to The Verge, an Instagram spokesperson said that the company prioritized the DMs on the web over the iPad app as it wants its users to “stay in touch with the people you care about.”
You can visit Instagram on your desktop to check whether you’re a part of the “small percentage” of users who can enjoy Instagram DMs on the web.