Instagram now lets you send photos and videos via DM on your Windows 10 PC

The Instagram app has added the option for you to share photos and videos through direct messages on your Windows 10 PC. It's a pretty basic feature, but one that has been missing until recently.

The feature lets you easily attach photos from your hard drive to a direct message by selecting the image icon within. You can also snap a new picture using your webcam if you need to either from the DM interface or by selecting the camera icon on your feed. Curiously, the PC app still doesn't let you actually snap a picture with your webcam and post it directly to your feed, likely due to the app's mobile-centric nature.

The option is available in version 10.811.28417.0, which rolled out earlier in March, so it's unclear when the option actually arrived. However, if you find yourself frequently using Instagram for messaging on your PC, this is a pretty solid addition.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • is this feature already there since beginning? I always use that on PC
  • This has always been there
  • Yea from day 1
  • Uhh this was always possible on the PC..
  • Instagram based on OSMeta: sliding into DMs since 1.0
  • I feel like if Facebook would have consumed Snapchat we would have it on Windows
  • So is there an instagram app for Mac?
  • So the code bits are there, they just have to decide to let us post from computer?
  • I wish I could swipe through multiple photos on desktop with my mouse, that action does not work as expected.