Instagram has largely shied away from including any actual options to the Web or desktop platforms within the final couple of years. The Facebook-owned app clearly desires everybody to simply preserve utilizing its cellular apps. But issues are about to alter, or not less than that is what it appears to be like like. Instagram has now launched its progressive internet app (PWA) on the Microsoft Store with a bunch of enhancements. A PWA is not an actual desktop app nevertheless it’s made to really feel like a local Windows 10 app.
The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app’s PWA is now available on the Microsoft Store as an update (model 126.96.36.199) to the Instagram app for Windows 10. The app provides assist for direct messages, a function that is been lacking on the Web and the desktop for some time now, despite the fact that the corporate has been testing the direct messaging function on the Web.
Instagram app customers on Windows 10 will have the ability to ship and obtain direct messages on their desktop itself. The PWA additionally alerts hope that newer Instagram options could land on desktop sooner reasonably than later. The update additionally guarantees to make Instagram extra secure on the desktop.
With direct messaging coming to desktop, we’re in all probability very near getting the function on the Web as nicely. Earlier this month, Instagram added a brand new function that enables customers to reply to their pals’ tales utilizing GIFs from Giphy.
Instagram had additionally eliminated its IGTV button from the Android and iOS apps. In May final yr, Instagram killed its standalone messaging app known as Direct which allowed its customers to ship direct messages with a extra camera-centric strategy.