Here’s a piece of good news for people whose lives depend on a personal computer. Instagram is finally adding direct messages, or DMs as Millenials like to call it, to the desktop interface. Developer Jane Manchun Wong spotted this unreleased feature while diving deep into the code.
Wong writes that the conversations are listed on a sidebar in an interface, similar to what we’ve seen in Facebook Messenger. Speaking of which, Facebook’s co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has said that he plans to allow communication between Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp sometime soon.
I managed to get the rest of Instagram Direct for desktop web to show up pic.twitter.com/oN7N2He6Eh
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) October 9, 2019
As of this article, Instagram doesn’t let you do much on the desktop, uploading images is one of them (unless they have a business profile). But you can scroll through feeds and comment and like the posts.
It is not yet clear when this feature will roll out to everyone. When it does, it will be a boon for people who constantly use their PCs and need a bigger screen to interact with their Instagram followers.