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Instagram's Direct Messages feature is now available for all users on the web after being in testing with a small group. The change to the web app means that it applies to the Windows 10 app as well.
Instagram is bringing the ability to send direct messages to other users to the desktop version of its website. The company has previously announced its web app would be coming to the Microsoft Store.
Instagram appears to be testing allowing users to send Direct messages through its web-based version on desktops. Currently, the photo-sharing app only lets you comment and like on the web.
Instagram is notifying testers of its Direct app that the standalone messaging service will be going away in the coming month. The app has been in beta for more than a year, since its inception.
Instagram has begun rolling out the ability to send voice messages in Instagram Direct on Android and iOS. The feature works like it does on WhatsApp and Messenger, and is capped to one minute each.
You can now send GIFs to your friends via Instagram Direct to add more style to your messages using moving images. The feature is available for both iOS and Android users from today.
While Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp have included voice and video calling for some time, Instagram may soon follow suit after examination of Android app packages revealed a number of telling icons.
The popular app is looking to separate its messaging functionality from the main service, in much the way parent company Facebook did when it created Messenger to complement the social media site.
Instagram announced new features for its social network today, which includes live video in Stories, as well as disappearing photos and videos in the service's direct messages.