The popular photo-sharing app Instagram barely offers any features on its Web or desktop platforms. Unlike the mobile app, you are restricted to a lot of things such as you cannot upload stories nor you are allowed to direct message to anyone you follow. The Facebook-owned social media app now allows you to send direct messages via desktop.
Instagram recently released its progressive web app (PWA) on the Microsoft Store. However, it does look like a real desktop app but it gives a feel of native Windows 10 app. The Instagram progressive web app (PWA) is now available on the Microsoft Store as an update with version number 188.8.131.52. With the update, the company has added the direct message feature to its app that has been missing on its desktop platform for the last couple of years. The users can now finally keep up with their conversation from the web browser also.
The company last month revealed via a tweet that the Direct messaging feature to its desktop site has been under testing so that the users can read as well as reply to their messages.
As the feature is finally out the users Windows 10 will be able to find progressive web apps on the Microsoft Store. Now the users will be able to create chats with the newly added message button.
To recall earlier this month Instagram also released a new tool for its app in which the users will be able to know who among their following list they least interact with and whose feed is shown the most on their news feeds. This feature allows them to manage their followers on Instagram. The Facebook-owned app rolled out a new tool called “Least Interacted With” and “Most Seen in Feed.” With this tool, you can get rid of those accounts that might be spamming your feed. Also, the company now allows you to send GIFs from Giphy as stickers in your Stories. You can use the features to reply to their friends’ stories using GIFs from Giphy.
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