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How to Send Direct Message on Instagram from Windows 10 PC

Posted on the 10 August 2018 by Viney Dhiman @vineydhiman

Looking for a way on how to send a direct message on Instagram from Windows 10 PC? The following blog post will guide you quick steps.

How to Send Direct Message on Instagram from Windows 10 PC

Instagram is a famous photo & video sharing service. You can follow the people you love and find out what they’re doing, and explore accounts from all across the globe that sharing cool stuff. You can also reply to messages from the people you follow or send them a direct message.

Instagram app is generally used by the people on their Android and iOS device. But there are users, who spent most of the time staring at a computer or laptop screen and would like to use Instagram right from the browser just like social networking sites like Facebook.

The Instagram web version is also available at this address ( The users need to visit the start log in using the credentials. But there are various caveats in Instagram web version like:

  • You can’t reply to messages received from the friends.
  • You can’t upload photos and videos.
  • You can’t share and reply to stories
  • You can’t view Instagram live videos (How to Watch Instagram Live Videos in Chrome Browser)

And a lot more.

Maybe, the company will introduce all these functionalities in the upcoming months or years. In the meantime, there is the solution that let users send a direct message on Instagram from the computer.

How to Send Direct Message on Instagram from Windows 10 PC

Guess what? The users running Windows 10 operating system can download the Instagram official app from Microsoft Store. Fortunately, the app offers the functionality using which users can reply and send a direct message on Instagram.

Here’s how to use this feature:

1. Launch Microsoft Store app in Windows 10. It is available on the taskbar at the bottom.

2. Here, search Instagram app using the search bear available at upper right corner.

3. Download and Install the Instagram app on your computer.

4. Launch Instagram app.

5. Login to the app using your account credentials.

6. Next, you need to click on the Direct Message (DM) icon available at upper right corner.

direct message icon in instagram app for windows

This will take you Direct message screen; here you will get a list of the messages you have received from the friends.

direct message section in instagram app

7. Here, you need to click on the chat tab of the friend whose reply you want to give. This will open the chat window for that particular friend.

instagran chat window of friend

In the space provided at the bottom of the screen, type the message and click on the Send button available at the right side.

You can also send photos and videos as a reply. For that, you need to click on the Gallery icon. This will open the browser window, select the photo and video and send it.

reply photo and video as direct message

In case, you’re running Windows 10 on a laptop having a webcam, then you can also capture the photo & video and share it as a reply. Use the Capture icon is available at the bottom left side.

I hope you find my this blog post on how to send a direct message on Instagram from Windows 10 PC useful?

If you’re familiar with another handy workaround to direct message on Instagram? Feel free to share it in the comments.

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