1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Can we access Direct Messages on a computer?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by uLabs, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. uLabs

    uLabs Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2015
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    3
    Is it possible to read/reply to Instagram DM's on a computer? Tried various apps, Websta was one but you can only compose a new message, not access current conversations.
     
  2. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,680
    Likes Received:
    2,416
    Occupation:
    Entrepreneur
    Location:
    Milky Way
    Home Page:
    Officially, you cant. There is no support for Instagram messaging system in the API:

    https://instagram.com/developer/endpoints/

    Unofficially, you can reverse engineer the Instagram Android app, which is pretty easy (like everything else on Android), and then use the unofficial parts of the API to retrieve the messages.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. uLabs

    uLabs Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2015
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thought not - thanks a lot
     
  4. wrvishnu

    wrvishnu Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2016
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    did you managed to send DM via API for insta? Pls let me know how we can send a DM via API