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Tech & Science Instagram could soon let you send direct messages on desktop

06:05  10 october  2019
06:05  10 october  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Instagram Direct , currently only available on mobile, could soon be rolling out to desktop . According to Wong, Direct for desktop web would resemble its Messenger counterpart by showing a list of users and messages on the left hand side and individual conversations on the other side of the

Direct Message , also known simply as DM, is an option in Instagram that allows you to send Despite the convenience offered by smartphones, using desktop computers still present a number Although you can use your web browser to use Instagram on your PC, you will not be able to find an

Instagram Direct, currently only available on mobile, could soon be rolling out to desktop. Graphic by Pixabay/Illustration by CNET © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Instagram Direct, currently only available on mobile, could soon be rolling out to desktop. Graphic by Pixabay/Illustration by CNET

You may soon be able to use Instagram Direct to ping one or more people on desktop. Tipster Jane Manchun Wong tweeted about the rumored feature on Tuesday, along with screenshots of what Direct for desktop could look like. 

According to Wong, Direct for desktop web would resemble its Messenger counterpart by showing a list of users and messages on the left side and individual conversations on the other side of the page. Users will also be able to open up another tab on the right to see message information such as a list of members in a conversation, according to the screenshots.  

Currently, Instagram's web version allows users to scroll through their feeds and carry out other mobile app functions such as commenting and liking, but they can't yet send direct messages. 

Instagram didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. 

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Facebook on Thursday launched Threads, an image-centric messaging app designed to weave tight circles of Instagram friends together, while ramping up its challenge to rival Snapchat. Threads is its own separate smartphone app, but ties into lists of "close friends" that Instagram began letting users create late last year, according to director of product Robby Stein."Threads is the fastest way to share a photo or video with your close friends on Instagram," Stein said."Messages from your close friends list will appear in both Threads and Direct, so you have full control over how and with whom you want to interact.

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