Let’s admit it! We all loved it when Instagram finally brought its Direct Messages Feature to desktop computers, aka PC and web browsers for all users worldwide. It used to be quite annoying to use the phone every time in order to check, view, and respond to DM’s, and now; let alone accessing DM’s on PC, we are even able to start group chats, share photos, and double-tap to react to responses!
We cannot start a video or an audio call through DMs on PC yet, but we are sure that will happen pretty soon as well because Instagram’s parent company; Facebook, does prioritize private messaging across all of its platforms. When it happens; we will share it with you via our weekly newsletters so stay tuned! 🙂
Without further ado; here’s how to check and view Instagram messages on PC:
- Go to instagram.com and log into your account on any web browser on your PC or laptop.
- On the upper-right side, find the icon that looks exactly like the logo of Facebook Messenger. It should be next to the home, notification, and the + icon.
- Click on it to bring up your Direct Messages. Here you can now view and respond to your precious DM’s.
- Once you click on a message you want to view, your private conversation appears on the right side. From here; you can simply respond to a message, react to them by clicking on the emoji icon next to the message, and even take your reaction emoji down, forward, copy or unsend the message by clicking on the 3 dots (…) icon. The arrow icon in the middle will let you reply to a specific message in your conversation.
- If you need to start a new conversation; all you need to do is to click on the notebook icon next to your profile name on the left side of the screen. Then just type in who you’d like to address. If you’d like to start a new group chat, just keep typing in the names and you’re all set to go.
How to manage Instagram Dms for social media marketing teams?
Although the Instagram desktop version can save a lot of time. Unfortunately, it is non-collaborative and allows you to manage only 1 account at a time.
Let me introduce you to Sociality.io Dashboard and Sociality.io Mobile App?
Available for both iOS and Android; you can download the Sociality.io app and get access to our desktop-level social media management dashboard. Not only can you curate, approve, preview, and schedule your content calendars across all social media platforms on the go; you can also communicate with your clients via direct messages. We have recently launched our Instagram Messaging feature on the desktop and mobile versions and our customers have been loving it!
Social media marketing on the go.
Desktop-level social media management mobile application for both iOS and Android.
Via Sociality.io Instagram Messages feature you can send and receive your direct messages as text, photo, video, and stickers from one team inbox. Just as you’d do if you logged in to Instagram.com via desktop, Sociality.io also lets you react as emojis. It simplifies replying to post comments with private messages as well. I’d say it now looks easier than ABC, huh?
Before I go; here is one bonus article for you: Read up on this article about how you can automate your Instagram messages engagement via Sociality.io!