- You can DM on Instagram from your computer using any internet browser.
- To send direct messages from your computer, head to the Instagram website and click the paper plane icon in the top-right.
- This story is part of Business Insider’s Guide to Instagram.
In April 2020, Instagram added the ability to send direct messages to its desktop website.
This means that Instagram users can now send direct messages, photos, gifs, and other kinds of media, as well as start group chats, unsend messages, and reply to chats using reactions, right from their desktop.
However, some direct message features — like video chats — only remain available In the mobile app version.
Here’s how to use the direct message feature on Instagram using your desktop computer.
How to send a direct message on Instagram from a computer