Only being able to craft, send, and receive Instagram DMs on your phone may not seem like an inconvenience to the average Instagram user, but if you’re a larger channel sending and receiving hundreds of DMs every day, taking out your phone and typing out each and every response can be incredibly time-consuming. Fortunately, sending Instagram DMs on your desktop has never been easier.
Sending Instagram DMs on your Mac (and other desktops)
Sending messages from your Mac is more difficult than other operating software and will require an app like AiGrow.
Unlike other desktop messaging apps, AiGrow doesn’t require any download to work. Simply visit the website, create an account, add your Instagram account, and you’re done.
Once you’re logged in, you will have full access to your Instagram inbox and be able to manage your DMs just as you would if you were on your phone. To give you a sense of how easy it is, have a peek at the 30-second video below:
With AiGrow, you can:
- send messages
- respond to messages
- filter your inbox to show read, unread, or sent messages
- attach images to your DMs
- search for messages from individual channels
Plus, if you have one message that you’d like to send to a large number of your followers, you can even automate the process. Just craft your message, choose to whom you’d like to send the message to (new followers, a custom list of followers, etc.), hit “Start”, and AiGrow will begin automatically sending out your message until it is sent to all desired recipients (or until you tell it to stop).
Sending Instagram DMs on your PC
Sending messages from your PC is much easier than sending messages from any other OS. It’s as simple as downloading the official Instagram app from the Microsoft app store and following the instructions detailed in the video below.
While Windows users have the benefit of being able to use Instagram’s native app from their desktop, for those who want a more Gmail-esque way to organize their DMs, as well as the ability to send mass DMs to targeted groups of people on Instagram, AiGrow is the way to go.
Now that Instagram is following in Facebook’s footsteps and testing a standalone messaging app, perhaps we can look forward to an official desktop counterpart sooner than later. Until then, however, we have the methods described above.
For even more incentive for sending DMs from your desktop, have a read through our guide 62 Proven Ways to Grow Your Instagram Followers in 2018.
Know a method or tool not explored above? Please share in the comments below!