Instagram now allows users to send messages directly from the web
Just like WhatsApp web, Instagram users will now allow users to direct messages from the web. Instagram is also testing its own separate messaging app ‘Direct’ in six different countries.
Starting today, Instagram is bringing its direct messaging system to its desktop site, meaning that you can finally communicate with your browser. As always seems to be a convenience in testing, it is good to confirm that it is indeed on the way.
The information comes from Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri, who tweeted his hopes that he could bring it “soon” to all users after the trial period. We’ve heard about the tests for some time – the ever-reliable Jane Wong reported that the company was conducting tests on the scandal last February. Last October she revealed screenshots of a study, too. Clearly this is what Instagram is trying to do. It is the first time it has come out publicly.
Tweeted 97 days before official announcementhttps://t.co/SIRDW0u8Ao
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) January 14, 2020
Earlier in 2016, Instagram added a notification feature and later in 2017 added the Explore feature for web users. Now, the ability to send DMs will be a major relief for a company that boasts a user base of over one billion. Meanwhile, Facebook unveiled its chat feature on mobile, before it made it public on mobile phones.
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