Personally, I find it way easier to send messages on my desktop- whether that is emails or texts. With Instagram’s newest update, you can now send and reply to DMs straight from your desktop! Want to know how? Keep reading.

How to Send Instagram DMs from Desktop

  1. Go to and login to your account.
  2. Click on the DM button on the top right of your screen.
  3. From here you will see a desktop version of what you would see on the Instagram app for mobile devices.

You can read, send and reply to DMs like you normally would within the Instagram app.

This Instagram update also added a “message” button on profiles. This is just another way you can send DMs.

To Send a DM Directly From Profile:

  1. Head over to whoever’s profile you wish to send a DM to.
  2. Click the “Message” button next to their username.
  3. Type and send your message.

Why This Is Useful For Business

When having social media platform for your company, customers tend to reach out with questions and concern via these social platforms. It may be hard to reply strictly through the comment sections of your posts, so sometimes it is best to communicate through DMs. Managing multiple DMs is time consuming, since you want to answer every potential customer as thoroughly as possible. Doing so can be hard to from the mobile version of Instagram. This update on Instagram’s part surely is making life easier for businesses on the platform, so take full advantage and start replying to those DMs!

If you have any questions regarding how Instagram can work for your business, feel free to contact us.