How to Check Direct Messages on Instagram on Computer (PC) – [2018]

These days, more people are already using Instagram, the popular photo-sharing app. Remarkably, these people are not only using the social media platform for sharing their captured moments. It has also essentially become a place where they can discover new products, share ideas and connect to other users as well as send and receive important direct messages.

What Does Direct Message or DM on Instagram

Direct Message, also known simply as DM, is an option in Instagram that allows you to send private messages to a certain Instagram user or to a group of Instagram users. Not only are you able to send private chats, but you can also use DM to send photos and videos, links, snap-like disappearing messages, locations, hashtags and more..

Steps to Check Direct Messages on Instagram Using Your Desktop Computer

Mobile phones have served as indispensable tools for today’s communication. Because they are relatively small and easy to carry around, they offer a convenient way to allow us to keep in touch with our loved ones. And, with the birth of smartphones, communications are not only made possible through text messages and calls but also through the social media apps which we can easily install in our smart phones. Simply put, smartphones are no longer confined to merely texts and calls, they now function almost the same as our desktop computers.

Despite the convenience offered by smartphones, using desktop computers still present a number of advantages, like bigger screen and full keyboard. While the apps on our smartphones make things generally easier, that doesn’t mean these things will be impossible when you use a PC instead.

How to check Instagram Direct Messages on PC?

How to check Instagram Direct Messages on PC?

Say, you want to use your computer to check your direct messages on Instagram. Although you can use your web browser to use Instagram on your PC, you will not be able to find an option to use the Direct Message service. And if you are wondering how you can use Instagram’s DM service on your computer, it’s actually quite easy and below are the steps that you can follow:

Use Instagram for Windows 10

  1. Download Instagram for Windows app from the Windows app store.
  2. Install and run the program on your PC.
  3. Click the Direct Message icon to send a private message to someone.
  4. To check your messages, click on the arrow icon and head to the conversation section to view the messages.

Use Instagram on PC via BlueStacks

  1. BlueStacks is a popular Android app emulator for PC (also supports Macbook), and best of all it is free. With BlueStacks, Android apps can function on PC. To use BlueStacks, download and install the software on your PC or on your Mac!
  2. Click on ‘Finish’ once the installation process is complete.
  3. Soon as you get into the welcome screen, click on the Right Arrow button.
  4. Then, you’ll be prompted to key in your Google account credentials.
  5. Complete the setup needed and click on ‘Search’.
  6. At the search bar, type Instagram and click on the app icon as soon as it shows up. This will direct you to Play Store where you can find the Instagram app.
  7. Install the Instagram app.
  8. Launch the app and enter your Instagram credentials when prompted.
  9. Instagram will then open on you computer. Now you’ll be able to enjoy the Instagram’s DM service on your PC. 
  10. To check your messages, click on the arrow icon and head to the conversation section to view the messages.


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By |2018-11-12T21:31:34+00:00June 10th, 2018|Categories: Instagram Issues|24 Comments


  1. gee October 23, 2018 at 7:09 am - Reply

    means window 7 cant dm direct?

    • famoid October 24, 2018 at 11:33 am - Reply

      For now yes! Please use bluestacks!

  2. emily October 24, 2018 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    how do you run the program on your PC.

    • famoid October 27, 2018 at 1:22 pm - Reply

      Just go to bluestack’s website then download it thats all!

    • smrt November 23, 2018 at 3:04 pm - Reply

      chrome web store

  3. Ana October 24, 2018 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    I have an iPhone and a PC, I want to check my IG DM’s on my PC, is that possible with this app?

    • famoid October 27, 2018 at 1:21 pm - Reply

      Yes it is! 🙂

  4. Ayanda October 29, 2018 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Hello, for days I’ve been trying to set up the email address I’m using on gmail, but it keeps on saying try again later. This isn’t helping at all.

    • famoid October 29, 2018 at 4:11 pm - Reply

      on Which application you get this error?

  5. jess November 5, 2018 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    is it possible to check my dms on my chrome book?

    • famoid November 6, 2018 at 11:07 am - Reply

      Sure you can!

  6. Camila November 7, 2018 at 11:42 am - Reply

    this is great! but what if i hace a mac computer??

    • famoid November 8, 2018 at 10:41 am - Reply

      BlueStacks is also available for Mac 🙂

  7. kelsie November 12, 2018 at 4:36 am - Reply

    does it matter what brand of computer you have

    • famoid November 12, 2018 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      No you can check from any computer!

  8. sokhandoon November 12, 2018 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    is it possible to send direct messages with BlueStacks as well ? or you will only be able to check them ?

    • famoid November 12, 2018 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      Yes it is possible!

  9. jod November 18, 2018 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    thanks m8, i have been trying to do this for the longest time already..

  10. LANA MAY November 23, 2018 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    so, there’s an app for instagram on the windows app store?

    • famoid November 24, 2018 at 11:11 pm - Reply

      Not in appstore you can download it from

  11. Mason November 26, 2018 at 12:45 am - Reply

    Which should i use for Chromebook

    • famoid November 30, 2018 at 7:59 pm - Reply

      If you have chromebook you can easily download an app for it from Google Chrome Store

  12. Zikhona December 8, 2018 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    I can’t see or check my direct messages

    • famoid December 9, 2018 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      Which operating system you’re using?

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