Those who love chatting on Instagram will appreciate that a web version of Direct messages is now being tested. This means that they will be able to send and receive messages on their computer. Instagram is reportedly testing the web version which allows users to chat without the app internally.
The web version of Instagram Direct messaging will allow users on a PC or Mac and even those that use a mobile browser to access the platform to chat with other users without needing the app.
This would be a major step in making Instagram Direct a more useful chatting feature rather than something that’s sparingly used either to share things privately or to chat. Messaging functionality keeps bringing people back to an app and people are likely going to take the feature seriously knowing that their friends can receive their messages anywhere.
Many would argue that it’s about time that the Facebook-owned company is bringing this functionality to Direct. Facebook’s chat feature got its start on the web while WhatsApp has had a web portal since 2015. So it is about time that Instagram followed through with it as well.
Instagram isn’t beta testing this functionality with users just yet. The test is limited to employees only as they work to identify any bugs or changes that need to be made before it’s considered ready for public use. Hopefully, that will be sooner rather than later.