Instagram for Windows 10 now supports direct messaging


For the past few years, Windows 10 has a barebone Instagram app. It was surely clunky as it was ported from the iOS app and lacked few important features like sending direct messages. Now Instagram has replaced it with a Progressive Web App (PWA).

What PWA essentially is a website or a web app that feels like a native app thanks to some tweaking on the frontend. This is good for Instagram app users on Windows 10 as they will receive new updates quickly compared to a native app. This is because the app is basically the Instagram website and any changes made to the website will easily be ported to the new app. However, the app still has issues. While Facebook has added the support for direct messaging, it did take away the option to upload pictures within the app which was previously possible in the native app. Read more….