17 February 2020
Instagram, the photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook gets continuous updates on mobile and offers new features to make its users trendsetters as they bring new content.
But the desktop version hardly gains any new features too frequently. However, the last major change brought a new Progressive Web App (PWA) of Instagram which comes as handy for Windows 10.
Now, Facebook has enabled one more facility in the Instagram app for Windows that would let you send and receive Direct Messages. Spotted first by WindowsBlogItalia, the update adds support for direct messages. Users will now be able to access and send direct messages from the app by visiting pages or profiles. Facebook has enabled this feature via an update which also brings usual bug fixes and improvements.
Instagram app on Windows offers basic features to the users and the Direct Messages feature comes as a big upgrade. Users will need not to use their phones anymore to send messages directly to their favorite Instagram page of public figures as this is now possible on the web and desktop app as well. This also means you can now share your favorite posts with your friends and families on Instagram for Windows.
The addition of the Direct Messages feature also makes the Instagram app on Windows 10 more independent. With the app, you can discover profiles, brands, and small businesses; check Stories and IGTV videos as well, though you still can’t add posts and stories from the desktop. This is something that the app is deprived of and may not get it, though there are a couple of workarounds always available.
Download the app from the Microsoft Store if you haven’t yet on your Windows 10 laptop.
Instagram app | Windows 10 | Microsoft Store, Free