Instagram on Friday said anyone can now send and receive direct messages on desktop. In January, the Facebook-owned photo site began testing DMs from its website, giving those who want to message friends on the platform from a computer a new way to do so. Previously DMs were limited to Instagram's mobile apps.
Instagram said it hopes being able to send DMs from a desktop computer makes it easier for people to stay connected. Last month, Instagramthat lets people browse posts together via video chat.