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Initially, the Instagram web version had only basic features such as viewing posts and stories. Now, it allows you to send direct messages to your friends just like how you can on your mobile app. Check out how.

by Monika

Updated: Apr 16, 2020 18:13 IST

Tags: App News Tech
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Send DMs even on Instagram’s Web Version?

Instagram is a Facebook-owned photo and video sharing platform. It has all the advanced features on its mobile app while restricting a few features on its web version. However, the company has now added the option of Direct Messaging, allowing its users to send messages to their friends even on the desktop versions. As a bonus, it allows users to enable desktop notifications to keep them updated.

Want to use this feature on your PC? Follow the step-by-step guide mentioned below.

All you will need is: 

  • Active Instagram account
  • Supported browsers like google chrome, safari, etc.,
  • Active internet connection

Step 1: Open any browser on your PC

Step 2: Log on to www.instagram.com

Step 3: Log in to your Instagram account using the credentials

Step 4: Once you’ve logged in, click on the DM icon which looks like the one in the mobile app

Step 5: Now, choose a contact or respond to messages by clicking on the contact which appears on the list.

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