Instagram has grown to over 800 million users, and yet sending DMs from your desktop is still a pain. Like anything, however, where official developers fail, third-party developers pick up the slack. In the case of Instagram DMs, those third-party developers are the people behind the Instagram messaging app, IGdm.
IGdm (aka IG:dm, aka IG DM) allows you to send Instagram DMs from any Windows, Mac, and/or Linux machine.
The best part about the tool is that it’s completely free!
Too good to be true? We wanted to find out.
Our review is broken down into four sections:
- Connecting your Instagram
- Support and Maintenance
IGdm – the best way to Instagram message people from your desktop?
Setup is as simple as navigating to their site, downloading the version that’s compatible with your operating system, and running through a quick installer.
Connecting Your Instagram Account
After installing it to your computer, IGdm will bring you to a login screen and ask you log in just like you would on your phone.
From here, all you have to do to connect your Instagram account is to provide your login information and “Login to Instagram”.
It takes most of the DM features found on the official Instagram app on your phone and brings it to your desktop.
- sending DMs (including photos and emojis)
- receiving DMs
- searching for messages from specific users
Maintenance and Support
IGdm not only has a dedicated “Common issues” page, but they also have an “Issues” page on Github where anyone can post about issues they’re having. According to the page, the team so far has solved 69 issues.
It is an open-source project and it’s currently free to use.
Users are however encouraged to donate via PayPal.
If you’re looking simply to be able to send and receive Instagram DMs from your desktop, IGdm’s easy-to-use interface and zero-dollar price-point make it the best option on the market.
For those interested in trying out IGdm, visit their website!
AiGrow: a Better Alternative to IGDM
On a side note, for those looking for more inbox customization and the ability to send automated, targeted DMs, in addition to being able to send regular Instagram messages from your desktop, consider using a tool like AiGrow. the service offers:
The ability to DM new followers, existing followers, people who use certain hashtags or from certain locations, followers of a competitor account or even an excel list of Instagram usernames.
DM to Email and Vice Versa
You can connect your DM to your email account to receive and respond to the DMs in and from your email account using custom subject lines.
Reply, organize, delete and filter Direct messages from the convenience of your PC, desktop or even mobile browser.
DM via Multiple IGs
Manage multiple Instagram accounts from your one single dashboard, each with different message templates.
for those interested in trying AiGrow for FREE, visit their website!
Do you know a better alternative than IG:DM? leave a comment below and let us know about your way of sending DMs.