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How to Direct Message Someone on Instagram from PC

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Instagram is beating every other social networking site today with its increasing followers and users. People are using this social network to share photos and media content conveniently. And so this trending website is coming up with new features to keep its users entertained. One of these features is direct message popularly known as DM on Instagram. Though this has been introduced way back, today we are sharing some ways by which you can direct message from PC or computer.

All those who are using Instagram today know that it is limited to mobiles only. And so they always wonder how to direct message on Instagram from PC, without using the mobile app. And so get ready to overcome this major disadvantage of Instagram with these easy to follow methods.

How to Open Instagram on PC

You can get access to this trending social networking site from your computer aka PC through this link. To check out the profile, photos and various media content shared by people you can use this web version. It is the official page of the popular web platform. But even though you can get access to Instagram through web version, one of the most annoying things is that it doesn’t allow you to post or upload media from PC i.e., through the web platform.

But there are certain tools and apps that can help you in uploading and posting of pictures and photos on Instagram from your personal computers, and that also without the use of any mobile app.

All these apps and sites are actually third-party tools, but they are completely flawless and safe. And so if you are also searching for ways to share your content easily on Instagram from PC, check out the next section.

How to Direct Message Someone on Instagram from PC?

Instagram doesn’t allow to use its feature of direct message from laptop or PC. The company insists on using the mobile app to avail this interesting feature. And so if you want to avail it from your PC, you can take help from the third party web apps and tools.

Use Instagram Windows App to Direct Message from Laptop

There is good news for users of Windows 10 as they have better option to direct message on Instagram from PC. With the help of Windows Store, you can get access to the direct message feature of Instagram from your PC. You do not require any kind of emulator like Bluestacks to use this Instagram Windows app as you can access the complete list of features offered without its help. And so if you are too using Windows 10 on your system, then you can use Instagram from Windows PC just like its Android version.

Step 1: Visit the Trusted Windows Store app on your system.

Step 2: Type Instagram in the search bar. Select the app.

Step 3: Next click on the free button to install the app on your computer. Remember to use the Outlook or Microsoft credentials to sign into the Windows app store.

Step 4: After the installation of the app, click on the Start option or the Windows icon present at the bottom of your desktop. Now from the recently installed apps, choose Instagram.

Step 5: Now you can log into your account using Instagram credentials. This will give you access to your news feed.

Step 6: Start a chat with any of your friends or followers by direct messaging from PC.

Note: The Instagram windows app is about 92MB in size and so it may take time to install. If you are running out of time, then try the next method. The next app weighs less and also serves your purpose.


Instagram Direct Message on Laptop using InstaPic

If you want to edit, share, capture pictures or send di a ect message to your followers on Instagram then InstaPic can be of help to you. It is a free Instagram client that works with Windows 10 giving you unlimited options. Its intuitive interface supports direct messaging, sending messages in Instagram stories and even un-sending the direct message feature. So follow the given steps to send direct messages via InstaPic and let the new conversations begin from your PC.

Step 1: For installing InstaPic, visit the Trusted Windows App store.

Step 2: Type InstaPic in the search bar and hit enter. Now from the list select the app.

Step 3: Before you install the app, sign up to the Windows App Store with the correct credentials. Then click on the Free button.

Step 4: The app will be easily installed on your system since it is about 46MB in size.

Step 5: After the installation process is completed, open the app. You will find it in the Recently installed apps folder.

Step 6: Lastly login to your Instagram account using your credentials.

After completing the above process. You will be able to access your news feed. Also, you can now direct message to someone on Instagram from your PC.


 Using Bluestacks send Direct Message on Instagram using Computer

To access the Android apps on PC, Bluestacks emulator is the most used app. It is basically an Android emulator that lets you enjoy the Android apps on PC and Mac. Similarly, Bluestacks helps you in getting access to the complete options and features of Instagram Android app from your computer. With the help of Bluestacks, you can not only send and upload photos but also use the feature of direct messaging. So follow the given steps and start your conversation on Instagram from PC.

Step 1: Download the Android emulator- Bluestacks. Visit the following link.

Step 2: Run this web app on your PC, after the installation gets complete.

Step 3: Now in the search bar, type Instagram and select the app from the result list. Then install the app on your system.

Step 4: The app will be installed virtually. Now login to your Instagram account with the correct credentials.

Step 5: Soon you will be redirected to your news feed.

Step 6: You will observe the Instagram Direct icon on the top right corner of the screen. Click on it.

Step 7: Now enter the name of the person in the search bar. Now you can direct message any person on your contact list from PC directly.

Note: Using the above methods you can also check your DM online through your PC or Laptop

With the help of the apps and emulators, you can send Instagram DM via PC or desktop. InstaPic and Bluestacks are the best alternative options that give you access to Instagram through your PC. So now you can upload and share pics from your office as well.

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Prerna Bodhankar

Prerna is a blogger who writes about Technology and stuff. She is currently pursuing M.Sc. in Biotechnology.