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Technology Instagram could soon let you send direct messages on desktop

00:40  10 october  2019
00:40  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

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.

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

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 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.

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You could soon be trading memes and emojis from your computer. Instagram is internally testing a web version of Instagram Direct messaging that lets Instagram ’s web experience has long lagged behind its native apps. You still can ’t post Stories from the desktop like you can with Facebook Stories.

A desktop application for Instagram direct messages . Download for Windows, Mac and Linux. IG:dm is an open source project that can be used for free by anyone, donations and incentives are wholeheartedly welcome.

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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.

Instagram's new Threads app is just for messaging your close friends .
Threads is a standalone app for sharing with close friends. © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Threads is a new companion app for Instagram. Instagram In a blogpost Thursday, Instagram explained that Threads as "a new way to message with close friends in a dedicated, private space." If you use Threads, you will be able to share messages, photos video and Stories with the more exclusive list of friends you might have set up, instead of sharing everything to everyone. © CNETThreads is a new companion app for Instagram.

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