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Instagram Introduces Progressive Web App Feature on Microsoft Store

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Opportunity for Windows 10 users to slide into DMs without exiting their PCs

Facebook-owned social media network, Instagram, has released its progressive web app (PWA) on the Microsoft Store with a bouquet of different enhancements although the PWA is not a real desktop app it’s made in a way whereby it feels like a native Windows 10 app to users.

Instagram remains one of the few mobile app networks that has steadily over the years maintain its stance of sticking to mobile app only but it seems it is gradually softening the stance as the Facebook-owned mobile app has now released its progressive web app (PWA).

The app is now available on the Microsoft Store as an update (version 42.0.2.0) to the Instagram app for Windows 10 for users to download and experience.

The progressive web app (PWA) has now been updated with a lot of features that give users an awesome experience example being the Direct Message (This feature was not available on the previous Instagram web).

The app adds support for direct messages, a feature that’s been missing on the Web and the desktop for a while now, even though the company has been testing the direct messaging feature on the Web.

Users will now have the option of sending and receiving messages on the app window 10 desktops unlike before and according to report, other new features of the desktop version of Instagram will soon hit the market.

The direct messaging feature may not be the only feature that will be the headlines, another new feature that allows people to respond to their friend’s stories using GIFs from Giphy will soon be released by Instagram.

Another feature that has been removed from the app is the IGTV button. The IGTV button has been removed from the Android and iOS apps after discovering that just a few people were tapping it.


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