Instagram is mostly used by smartphone users. However, while working or just being active on the desktop, it can be quite annoying to pick up your smartphone and respond to Instagram messages.
So, to make it convenient, Instagram will roll out direct messaging support on the web version as well.
You can already do a lot of things on the web version but you did not have the ability to send direct messages. Not just limited to direct messages but you will be able to create group chats and conversation threads on the web browser as well.
It is worth noting that this feature is still in the testing phase and has not been rolled out to the public yet. Adam Mosseri (Head of Instagram) mentioned this in a tweet as well:
For those of you into your DMs, today we start to test Direct on the desktop web. Now, it’s only a small percentage of people for now — we need to make sure it works well — but we hope to bring this to everyone soon.https://t.co/x0toGW66Bp
— Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) January 14, 2020
They do not have a specific release date for the feature rollout – but it should happen soon enough, considering it was in the works for a long time already.
No matter what, the direct messaging feature on web should come in handy for everyone who uses the web version.
In addition to the DM feature on the web, there could be more significant additions planned for later this year that we can look forward to.
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