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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