You probably have been using Instagram on your phone to send direct messages but have you ever thought of sending a direct message from your PC? Well, it is actually possible with a few software that I will show you. You can also send direct messages from your PC’s browser by logging in to www.instagram.com
Viewing Instagram from this site is really amazing. The problem is that it doesn’t have a direct message option and can be quite irritating. Furthermore, it has limited options and only allows you to send auto-DM messages rather than a proper conversion. This is quite boring especially if you love conversing with your friends and family. So what other options are available for you to send a direct message from Instagram on your computer?
Instagram App for Windows 10
Instagram has now expanded its app available to users running Windows 10. The app is compatible with any device running Windows 10 and can easily be downloaded from the windows app store. A disadvantage of the windows app is that it doesn’t run specific features like capturing and uploading images or videos from your PC unless it is a touchscreen computer. But it is an excellent way to send messages using a direct message feature. You can send videos and photos, hashtags, profiles, locations and posts as well as links and snap-like disappearing pictures. Here are the steps to installing Instagram on your Windows PC.
- Download the Instagram app from the windows app store (Microsoft Windows Store | Softonic)
- Install it to your PC
- Log in to Instagram using your credentials
- Launch direct message by clicking on its icon and sending messages.
The other option you have of getting Instagram function on your PC is by using it as an Android app on your PC. You might be wondering how possible it is to run Instagram as an android app on a windows platform. Well, with the help of Bluestacks, you can easily run Android apps on your PC. Bluestacks is a software that enables Android apps to run on a windows platform. You only need to be signed in with your Google account to access play store where you can download Android apps. Bluestacks is easy to use and install.
How to Install Bluestacks on Your PC
Bluestacks is available for download for both Mac and Windows computers. You can get it from their respective stores, or you can download it from third-party stores from the web. When installed, sign in to your google account using your credentials. The process is similar to setting app any other Android device, like a tablet or a smartphone. When you are signed in, you can access the play store from where you will download the apps.
How to Install Instagram on Bluestacks
Bluestacks gives you access to Instagram through the play store. Downloading Instagram on Bluestacks is the same process as downloading it from your phone’s play store. If you have used an android phone before then you are familiar with the process. If you haven’t, here are the steps.
- open the Bluestacks software on your pc
- click on play store
- When play store opens, click on the search bar at the top right corner of your screen
- Since you are interested in installing Instagram, type Instagram on the search bar
- Play store will provide a list of possible applications for you
- click on Instagram (it should be the first app that appears after the search)
- A new screen will pop up that prompts you to install the app
- Click install, review the permissions that pop up then click accept
Instagram will start downloading immediately. You can weight for a few seconds before it completes. If you have a touchscreen computer, you can track your download progress by swiping down the notification bar at the top. Play store will alert you once it has completed the installation process. Click on open from the store, or look for the app on the home screen and click open. Log in by inputting your credentials. You are now ready to use Instagram.
To send direct messages, swipe left or tap at the message icon at the top right corner of your screen.
Sending direct messages from Instagram on a desktop computer has never been this easy. If you love checking a thing or two from your Instagram’s direct message, then you might consider checking it on your computer through the above methods. They work pretty well, and you will hardly encounter any problem.