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How to use Instagram Direct on a computer?


Social networks are a kind of communication tool for people. Instagram occupies a leading position among all existing social networks. And thanks to Instagram Direct for PC, it is even more convenient for people to use this resource for communication.

How to use Instagram Direct on a computer?

What is Direct?

The developers of any social network are working to ensure that users have the opportunity to communicate with each other. Once you have logged into Instagram Direct from a computer or smartphone, you can send the following information:

  • other people’s profiles. To do this, go to the profile that interests you, then click on the three dots icon, which is located in the upper right corner. You will see a list of functions from which you should select "Share this profile". Immediately you will see a window in which you need to select the recipient;
  • hashtags. Using the search on Instagram, you can find absolutely any hashtag and send it using the airplane icon, which is located at the top of the screen, on the right side;
  • addresses. Simultaneously with hashtags, you can also specify the parameters of places, also using the airplane icon;
  • instant photos and video documents. In addition to the main function that allows you to write to Instagram Direct from a computer, you can also send instant photos to subscribers. To do this, you need to click on the "Your story" button, take a photo or video, then click on the arrow that is located at the bottom right and select the recipient from your list.

Keep in mind that sent messages can only be seen by people who have access to you. Simply put, if you send a message from a closed page, then the recipient must be subscribed to you, otherwise he will not be able to read what you sent him. And also do not forget that in order for you to enter Instagram Direct, you must have an Internet connection, otherwise you will not succeed.

Watch the video on how to use Instagram Direct on PC.

What you need to know about Direct

There are two main things to know about Direct today:

Particular attention should be paid to the issue of lost correspondence. This problem mostly concerns commercial accounts. In simple words, if there are too many messages, then the newest correspondence will be broadcast first, and as for the older ones, they fall to the bottom. This is quite normal as Direct can only show the 50 most recent chats. Therefore, in order to see the correspondence with the person with whom you communicated a year ago, you will need to write to him again. Only in this case you can read the information you are interested in. 

If you want to delete a conversation, then you need to swipe it from right to left, and then click "Delete". After you delete it, it will no longer appear in your Inbox, and you will not be able to restore it in the future.

How to use Instagram Direct on a computer?

What do I need to do to access Instagram Direct from a computer?

Unfortunately, the developers of this application did not take into account the specifics of using Direct via a computer. They explain this by the fact that they were more focused on working through mobile applications. So, you won’t be able to access Instagram Direct from your computer, the most you can do is look at photos and make basic changes to your profile. But, do not despair, because for such cases you can install BlueStacks, this is a kind of emulator for Android. Thanks to this program, the user can open Instagram Direct on a computer. 

But to do this, you need to do the following:

As a result, you will have an identical version of Instagram installed on your PC that you are used to using on your mobile device. As for how to run an Instagram contest, then, first of all, you should think about what gifts you can offer your subscribers and other users.

By using Direct, the user gets the following features:

  • send promotional messages to your subscribers;
  • distribute special coupons for discounts;
  • an excellent option for feedback from subscribers;
  • a good way to promote your profile.

How to use Instagram Direct on a computer?

Features of Instagram Direct on PC

To send a message to Instagram from a PC, you will need to follow these steps:

Thus, even through a PC, you can continue to communicate with your friends and followers on Instagram.

In addition, this is a very useful feature in the following situations:

  • when a person wants to share his own photos only with the people closest to him;
  • if there is a competition. In this case, the resource is used as an assistant to send photos and information to the host who will be in charge of the event;
  • in case you need to urgently show certain photos to a narrow circle of people.

And also thanks to the search for people on Instagram by name, you can find even more old friends and acquaintances and renew communication with them.