Saturday January 25, 2020
Home Lead Story Instagram Sta...

Instagram Starts Testing its Direct Messaging Feature on its Desktop Site

Instagram tests Direct Messaging on web

0
//
Instagram
Instagram has started testing its Direct messaging feature to its desktop site. Pixabay

Facebook-owned Instagram has started testing its Direct messaging feature to its desktop site, meaning now one can finally keep up with their conversations from browser.

“DMs, but make them desktop. We are currently testing Direct messaging on the web, so you can read and reply to your messages from wherever you are,” the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

Facebook’s plans to allow Instagram DMs over the web were first revealed last year by noted app leaker Jane Manchun Wong.

Instagram
Facebook’s plans to allow Instagram DMs over the web were first revealed last year by noted app leaker Jane Manchun Wong. Pixabay

With the upcoming update, users will be able to create chats from the profile screen via a newly added “message” button and one may also able to share posts to others via DM as well as receive notifications on desktop if the browser supports it.

It also said social media media platforms would extend end-to-end encryption from WhatsApp to include Instagram Direct and all of Facebook Messenger, though it could take years to complete, TechCrunch reports.

Also Read- Sony Unveils in-ear Wireless Noise Cancellation Headphones

That security protocol means that only the sender and recipient would be able to view the contents of a message.

Additionally, Zuckerberg also noted last year that the company plans to eventually allow Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram users to message each other. (IANS)

Next Story

Twitter India Unveils Special Tricolor India Gate Emoji To Celebrate 71st Republic Day

This is the fifth year Twitter has supported Republic Day in India with a custom emoji

0
Twitter
The social media platform Twitter also supports Independence Day, Diwali, Republic Day, Gandhi Jayanti among other key milestones and events, with innovative emojis that are designed keeping Indian culture and sentiment in mind, it said. Pixabay

 Twitter India on Friday launched a specially designed emoji of the India Gate lit up in the tricolour to celebrate India’s 71st Republic Day.

According to Twitter India, President Ram Nath Kovind will be tweeting with this emoji on January 25 during his address to the nation, as citizens across the country take to Twitter to participate in a public conversation.

“We believe that the 2020 Republic Day emoji will resonate with Indians across languages, cultures and time zones, giving them yet another reason, and way to celebrate and participate in public conversation,” Mahima Kaul, Director, Public Policy, India and South Asia, Twitter India, said in a statement.

The emoji will be live until January 30 and will be available in English as well as ten Indian languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu and Gurmukhi.

Twitter
Twitter India on Friday launched a specially designed emoji of the India Gate lit up in the tricolour to celebrate India’s 71st Republic Day. IANS

This is the fifth year Twitter has supported Republic Day in India with a custom emoji.

ALSO READ: Facebook Working to Re-elect Donald Trump, Says Billionaire Philanthropist Geroge Soros

The social media platform also supports Independence Day, Diwali, Republic Day, Gandhi Jayanti among other key milestones and events, with innovative emojis that are designed keeping Indian culture and sentiment in mind, it said. (IANS)

Next Story