Instagram has recently updated its app for windows or tablet. The latest addition makes it possible to bring support and for sending and receiving photos via direct messages. The option of taking photos is still of the table because for Instagram there is a requirement of having a secondary camera at the back to take the photo, An option that is only available in tablets for now. It is not clear when the update was undertaken but the service was available for all users now.
The new feature lets the user easily attach photos from the hard drive to a direct message by selection of image icon. The user can take a new picture edit using the webcam. the facility of taking the photos is yet not available for the app.
Instagram is saying that the options are available for version 10.8 which was available from march , But for the frequent users of Instagram this is a great news as they can constantly use the app for messaging from the PC.
The one strange thing about all this is that the app will let you take pictures on PC version and you can send both videos and pictures but they cannot be used for public posts but only direct messages to your saved groups or contacts.