Instagram is just beginning to extend support for direct messaging from mobile to desktop, but it’s only available to a “small percentage”…
Instagram Direct Message Desktop Support goes Live for a Limited Group of Users
Instagram DMs for desktop are finally here but it a very limited role. The feature will work almost the same as it does for the mobile experience. It includes notifications, supports group chats, photo-sharing, and more.
Meanwhile, Instagram Stories are already accessible via desktop machines, but now group conversations and private messaging join along.
It’s part of a larger strategy conveyed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who has placed increasing focus on messaging during the course of the past year.
In fact, Zuckerberg revealed last year the company would eventually integrate cross-platform communications between Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram. In other words, people could use any of the three to communicate with one another, regardless of the platform they are using.
Instagram states it will use the test run as an opportunity to solicit feedback and to make improvements.