Recently, Instagram users will be able to send messages in Direct through the desktop web browser. The curiosity has constantly been long-awaited, but it has only just arrived because of the social distancing to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Back in January, the company began to roll out the feature for limited users as a part of a beta stage. Now, the feature is ready and has been rolled out to the masses.
“We know that people are using Instagram to stay connected to each other in times of social distancing, so we’re going to launch the ability to send messages on Direct over the desktop,” the social network mentioned in a press release.
With the new feature, you’ll be able to view the entire Direct inbox in one place and reply to messages, as well as create new messages and group chats. Users will also be able to reply to Stories using Direct on the desktop, as well as double-click to like the messages, as is already the case in the mobile version. Sharing feed posts via Direct is also a new possibility on the Instagram web.