How to Check Direct Messages on Instagram on Computer?

By Khalid Irshad soofi

When you use Instagram for sending messages to people on a mobile phone, it is an easier task for you. If you use any other device, for instance, a computer or laptop screen it becomes rather complicated and you will observe that the direct messaging characteristic is not much support on the website.

But you need not bother at all because we are sharing in this article some tips for you to check out someone’s Direct Messages while using Instagram on your computer screen. If you use your Instagram whether, on computer or android set, it is entirely free to use.

Nowadays, many people are using Instagram ( a photo-sharing app) frequently. Notably, the app is not only functioning for photo sharing with the public but it is also facilitating people to share ideas and thoughts. Through this app, people receive and send important messages directly.

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What is the function of Direct Message or DM on Instagram?

Direct Message is also called DM in short form. DM is choice in Instagram that invites you to send private messages to a certain Instagram user or a group of Instagram users. Not only it facilitates you to send private chats, but it also offers you to send photos and videos, links, snap-like disappearing messages, locations, hashtags and more.

How to follow these steps to check Direct Messages on Instagram using your Desktop Computer?

Before describing the way of how to check direct messages on Instagram using your desktop computer we would like to through some light on the importance of mobile phone and desktop as well. In this modern era of technology, mobile phones are serving as a mandatory tool for communication. Being small mobile phones are portable and easy to use around. People prefer to buy a mobile phone because they also offer all the necessary items and many apps can be downloaded on smartphones. However, smartphones provide almost all facilities that a desktop of our computer offers. Initially, the mobile phone was formed for text messages and calls but now it has developed to excellence.

Even though smartphones offer all facilities to the users that a computer offers, the desktop of our computer has its importance. The desktop is being used on a wider scale in the world. The reason behind is that the desktop’s screen is wider than mobile phones thus it has many advantages.


Steps to check Instagram Direct Messages on your computer’s desktop.

If you are not familiar with the way of checking the Instagram direct message on your computer’s desktop, you have come to the right place. Although your web browser helps you to use Instagram on your PC yet you fail to find an option of using Direct Message service. Here are the steps to avail Instagram’s Direct Message service on your computer.

Use Instagram DM for Windows 10

  1. At first, download Instagram for Windows app from the Windows’ app store.
  2. Secondly, install and run the program on your PC.
  3. Click the Direct Message icon to send a private message to someone.
  4. Clack on the arrow icon and head to the conversation section to view the messages.

Select to Use Instagram on PC via BlueStacks

  1. BlueStacksis a popular Android app competitor for PC, it also supports Macbook, and best of all it is free. With BlueStacks, Android apps also work on PC. For using BlueStacks, download and install the software on your PC or your Mac!
  2. Choose to click on ‘Finish’ once the installation process is complete.
  3. After getting into the welcome screen, click on the Right Arrow button.
  4. Now you will be stimulated to key in your Google account credentials.
  5. Finish the setup needed and click on ‘Search’.
  6. You need to type Instagram on the search bar and click on the app icon as soon as it shows up. This will guide you to Play Store where you can find the Instagram app.
  7. It is time to install the Instagram app.
  8. Begin the app and enter your Instagram references and Instagram

Finally, you are ready to check your messages, click on the arrow icon and head to the conversation section to view the messages.


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