If you are an Instagram user, you already know that sending messages is not possible on the desktop web version of the App via your laptop or computer. The App on your phone is the only way to send direct messages (DM) to your friends. But all of this could change soon as Instagram has started testing the messaging feature on the Web and it could be available to all users this year.
Jane Manchun Wong, a well know app researcher, originally came across the tests being run by the company for the DM feature. She shared a post on Twitter along with an image displaying the DM feature on the Web and said: “Instagram’s Direct on Web will also be available on desktop.”
Techcrunch explains how Jane managed to get the information:
It’s not available to users yet, as it’s still being internally “dogfooded” — used heavily by employees to identify bugs or necessary product changes. But she was able to dig past security and access the feature from both a desktop computer and mobile web browser.