We all know how tiring and waste of time it is, to use a third-party app to text someone on Instagram while using a laptop or PC. But now we don’t have to rely on those third-party apps to text on a laptop as Instagram has started rolling out the ability to send messages from its desktop website, according to the reports lined back in October when Instagram is initially working on the Direct Messages .
To be honest, it is the most awaited feature on Instagram Web as relying on a third-party app to text someone is not worth it. In the above image, you can see the experience is going to be the same as it is. You will be able to share images, create a group or private conversation, and also heart a message.
The DM feature on Instagram Web will not allow you to start audio/video calls, share GIFs, or send voice messages, which is upsetting.
According to the CEO of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, “Today we start to test Direct on the desktop web.” He then said that the feature is currently rolled out to only a tiny percentage of the Instagram’s over 1M users. The reason behind this step is that Instagram has been testing DMs on the web for a really long time, and they just want this feature to be perfect.
You will able to use this feature soon once the final testing is complete. It could be in a few weeks or a couple of months. It depends on the feedback and bugs that might need fixing.