Good News! Instagram users can now send direct message from web version
New Delhi : After craving for months, the Facebook-owned Instagram is finally soothing the need as the company has rolled out the ability for users to send direct messages to each other from the web version.
The feature was announced a couple of days back and on April 10, it was rolled out to the end users across the globe.
The photo and video sharing application has been reportedly testing web DMs with limited users since January this year.
In the new interface, the users will be allowed to work on emoji keyboards and use the gallery view to photos and videos.
With this, Instagram will be left with only one drawback – inability to post photos and videos from the desktop, something that may enhance its user engagement.
For what’s worth, the web DM feature for Instagram goes in line with Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg’s plan of making its platforms more communication-focussed. Last year Zuckerberg told The New York Times that it will eventually allow Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram users to easily communication to each other and web DMs for Instagram just seems one step closer to Zuck’s ultimate plan.