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Direct Messages to Web Now Possible on Instagram, Support for Live Streams Also Added

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Social media giant, Instagram, has upgraded its web-based interface and now sending direct messages, on the desktop website is, now possible.

Users can now send and receive direct messages, on the web platform and although, the move to initiate this, started way back, in January 2020, when the Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform released a statement that, it has started testing the workability of direct messages, on the web interface.

Another thing that Instagram has done is, to create ‘Instagram Live’ support, on desktop.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that, the photo-sharing social media platform has been testing the direct messages feature for desktop browsers and after some few months, it recently announced, via its Twitter page, stating that, users can now send Instagram Direct messages, on desktops, no matter where they are, in the world.

This news, basically, means that, the feature is, ready and now, users across the world, using the platform, can now access it, anytime they wish.

As of now, there is, basically, no difference between the direct messages feature, on the Instagram web-based desktop, from that of the mobile app.

They both look alike. Users can access the icon, for direct messages on the top right corner of the screen.

The chat window comes with the same user interface, as that of the mobile application.

The emoji keyboard and the option, to share photos and videos are, also, available and not so different, from that of the mobile app.

Another update that Instagram has done is, the live streams viewable, on the Web.

Instagram has developed the web interface of Live shows that has a comments section, on the side of the screen, which is different, from the transparent comments section, on the live stream, as seen in the mobile app.

This feature is, already, available and users can access it, now.


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