[IG] How To Use Instagram DM Online From Any Gadget?

If you still think that you can use Instagram Direct online only from your cellphone, you are living under the rock, my friend. There are a couple of tricks that will give you access to Instagram DM Online right from your PC, Mac or whatever gadget you use.

5 ways to send Instagram DM Online from PC

1st – The official Instagram app for Windows 10 with support for direct messages

If you are a lucky user of Windows 10, you can use the official IG application downloaded from the Microsoft Store. It supports Direct.

  1. Open the app store (the icon is located in the taskbar usually), enter Instagram in the search and install the free official application.

  2. After installing, at the bottom, click “Sign in” and log in with your username and password.

  3. In the app, you will see the Direct icon to access your messages.

  4. If you need to write a person to Instagram, find him in your Followings or simply through a search, open his profile and click the “Message” button.

As you can see, everything is very simple – Direct is in its usual place, and its use should not raise any difficulties.

What about the versions under 10?

2nd – Android emulator

For owners of computers or laptops on the Windows OS the process is a little complicated. The only way to install the program on a PC is to download a mobile OS emulator.

  1. Emulators are quite popular among business account holders or public persons. In order for Instagram page promotion to be as simple and affordable as possible and from a PC, you need to perform a few simple steps:

  2. Find on and download an emulator. It won’t be difficult.

  3. Install the program on your computer.

  4. In the window that opens, you need to find PlayStore or GooglePlay (depending on the version of the emulator). Through the built-in installer, you will need to install the mobile version of Instagram.

  5. After installing the app, you must log in to your acc.

  6. Now you can use all the functions of the mobile version of IG.

3rd – Third-party services

This is not the most alternative, but extremely beneficial one. There are services which not only allow sending Instagram DM online but to do in automatically as well. Such a streamlined process benefits brands and bloggers to a great extent as it allows, for instance, sending welcoming messages to all followers. Thus, the audience engagement increases and sales grow high.

There are a lot of such tools, so that’s won’t be a problem to find one. Most of them are cloud-based, so you don’t have to download it.

All you need to do is to buy a subscription (as they are usually paid) and log in to your Instagram account.

As a rule, devs make such tools with an extremely user-friendly and quite nice interface, so it would be a pleasure to use.

4th – Direct Message Instagram Extension for Google Chrome

There is a free extension called Direct Message for Instagram is available for download from the Google Chrome extension store. With it, you can access Direct from your PC.

  1. Install the extension from the official Chrome extension store.

  2. After installation, the Direct icon will appear to the right of the address bar of the browser, click on it: a separate window will open.

  3. Enter your credentials to log in to your Instagram acc.

  4. Repeat all the habitual steps to write a DM to somebody.

The principle of its work is simple – the emulation of a mobile device. It’s convenient, quickly and easily to use at any time.

5th – From Facebook

That’s quite a new feature Facebook has recently introduced. If you haven’t known, Facebook owns Instagram, so that’s not a crime to connect to different social media platforms.

All you need to do is to create an acc on Facebook if you haven’t done it before.

Then go to the Settings and connect your FB to Instagram acc. Now it’s available only for business profiles.

After connecting accounts, Direct line will appear next to Facebook Messenger on your Facebook pages. Thus, you can manage your chats on these two networks within one dashboard.


If you often use Instagram Direct, the ability to respond to private messages from a computer will greatly facilitate your life and save a lot of time. The choice of programs for this is still small but exists. So, choose based on your budget and the necessary functionality.

I hope this article helps you find the right one for you!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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