There are a few easy ways to direct message on Instagram from the comfort of your desktop.
BlueStacks App Player is designed to enable Android applications to run on PCs running Microsoft Windows for free. All it requires is an active Google account which you can create one here: Create a Google Account
BlueStacks act as an Android emulator allowing you to run the Android version of Instagram. It will have the same functionalities as your device from uploading photos to direct messaging your friends.
If you own a windows desktop, you can install the Instagram app directly on your desktop. The windows Instagram app will have most of Instagram’s functionality and the core functionality to receive and send direct messages. What it lacks is the ability to post images directly from your desktop.
Also with a 2.9 star out of 5 review on the Windows store, lots of users have issues opening the app, loading images in their feed, and just having the app crash on them from time to time.
It’s not perfect, but for a basic and free Instagram app, you can find the Instagram app on the windows store here.
BeSocial is an excellent application if you’re looking to manage all your comments and direct messages in one place. The tool works by connecting all your active Instagram accounts and gathering all your direct messages or comments into a single thread.
Organizing your comments and messages is made easy. The tool provides you the ability to filter by account or even keywords. The messages are also labeled as read for the comments/messages you have already seen, versus new. For important threads you want to keep track of, you can also pin it in the top.
BeSocial starts at $5 per month with a 14-day trial. You can also try out the demo before signing up here.
If you’re managing multiple accounts and looking for more tools to help you out, be sure to give this a read: 5 Essential Tools to Manage Multiple Instagram Accounts