The researcher Jane Manchun Wong apparently found that Instagram is testing the function of direct messages, or DMs, through the computer’s browser. The feature is one of the few still restricted to the application for mobile devices like iPhone and Android.
Instagram’s internal messages function as a messenger concurrent with Messenger on Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram. The idea is to allow social network users to chat without leaving the application and this is one of the few features that have not yet won a web version, which can be accessed by any computer.
Wong discovered that DMs on the web are already in testing and they will be accessible on a paper plane button that will be in the upper right corner of the interface, next to Explore, the list of likes, comments and access to the account’s home page user – with some adjustments that can be made there.
The image shows that the structure of the conversations follows the pattern of other similar services, with a column on the left that displays the contacts and one on the right, wider and with the text of the conversation. A third column can be opened and it displays information about the chat.
As with the mobile app, a photo and a heart can be sent on the web. There are other features that do not appear, such as the audio message, sending GIF and quick replies. As is common in all tests, there is no specific release date and not even sure that Instagram in its web version will be able to receive DMs from its users – hopefully soon.
With information: The Next Web.