After being in the rumor mill for a while, Instagram confirmed that they are working on making Direct Messaging available to their web client.
DMs, but make them desktop. ?
We’re currently testing Direct messaging on the web, so you can read and reply to your messages from wherever you are. pic.twitter.com/VJ06EpETxG
— Instagram (@instagram) January 14, 2020
The addition of this feature will be useful for businesses and professionals who use Instagram for work—these may range from photographers, models, influencers, and even restaurants and other small-to-medium businesses.
There’s no word yet when it will roll out, but just like previous new Instagram features, expect it to roll out to select accounts initially before a global rollout.