The Notifications Arrive on the Web Version of Instagram

You know, Instagram is primarily a mobile application. The Web, obviously, is not a priority for this social network photo and video. But, surprise! Instagram has integrated its online version of notifications on the areas of each user. Everyone can now try this update.

You can find the notifications in the top right of the Web application window. On Instagram’s website, you will see a new drop-down box. This box will display information about how many likes did your post get, the name of the people who started following you, the number of comments you got, and the people who tagged you in their posts. Because of this new update, I can say that Instagram is slowly becoming like Facebook.


After logging into, you just need to click on the blue circle that has a white heart in the center to see the notifications. When you click a specific notification, it will lead you to the page where you will see which photo of yours was liked or commented by your friend.  You can also click the profile photo or name of the user who interacted with your photo or video. It is very similar to Facebook, right? However, if you want to take or post pictures, you still need to follow the same old way which is using your mobile device.

Many people are already a fan of Instagram because they are able to enhance the quality of their pictures and share it right away with their followers and I believe that they will love it even more now  because the new feature. Also, this new update will surely enhance the presence of Instagram on the Web. Its website will be more useful than before. The pictures look way beautiful when you see them on a bigger screen –   you can clearly see how bright the colors are and the other elements that made the picture really pretty. I understand that Instagram is primarily a mobile application but I just don’t know why it has taken so long for them to make the desktop website much better. It could have been more easy for people to manage their Instagram account right from the very start.


This new feature is already a good one but there are some features that I would also like to be added on Instagram. It would be lovely if there is a direct messaging feature on Instagram’s website. Also, I would really appreciate it if we can upload our favorite photos and videos on the web. Sadly, the things that I have mentioned are still exclusive to the application on our phone or tablet. But I can feel that those things will be added soon especially now that we can see how Instagram is slowly developing its popularity on the web. If that would really happen, it would surely make the lives  of Instagram users easy especially the lives of the serious photographers and social media managers.

Mass Planner: Instagram Direct Messaging Update

Are you familiar with Facebook’s Contact Members Module? Which allows you to extract members from a group and add them as a friend or lets you send messages even if you are not connected, yet? If so, then I have good news for you. Contact Members Module is already in Instagram.

September 02, 2015, Mass Planner released updates. One of the update is adding the Instagram Direct Messaging. With this update, you can now use Direct Messaging in Mass Planner with less hassle. This update makes Mass Planner users feel so excited.

Say thank you to your followers or let your friends be updated wherever you are. Learn how it works by reading the article completely.

To begin with, go to your Tools tab.

  • Click and Select Contact tab.
  • Sub-tab Extract Members: This allows you to extract members or your followers in your account.
  • Once members or your followers have been extracted, go to Use Members
  • Extracted number of members will be shown on the same tab.

Note: Extracted Members will be sent directly to Use Members tab.

Extracted Members will be shown under Members List in sub-tab Use Members. From there, you can select the users you want to send message with and just to avoid, since you have virus for now. Anyhow, scroll down a bit and you’ll see there the settings to Send Message in Instagram using Mass Planner.

Send Messages: This one allows you to send messages to all those selected members.

  • Enter the text you want to send. Note that Multi-level spin syntax is allowed here.
  • You can also use the following tokens: Full Name, First Name, Last Name and Group Name, to be included in your message. But those tokens will be replaced by member’s information.
  • After which, click the word Photos or the camera icon to attach a photo.
  • When done, just click Send and it will be automatically sent in the Post Lists tab.

Note:   You have the option to remove the selected members from your list after the Send Button appears.

  • You can also ignore members who already received the message you sent.

Send Messages Settings: In this tab you will see the following;

  • Wait between certain number of minutes before each new operation – which means after each message that has been successfully sent, you will wait for a certain period of time till the next message will be sent.
  • Process a maximum of number of members per day
  • When you’re done with the settings, click Start Sending Messages to perform operations.

Note: You can also see there the Pending Send Message and the Results. Once it will be sent successfully, it will appear in Results row. You’ll see there the sent date and time of the message, the Name whom you sent the message with, the message itself, and some actions on the other side of the row.

So, that’s pretty much it. With the help of Mass Planner, you can now send Direct Message in your Instagram. Even if this helps you lessen your work in sending message manually, you need to utilize this tool since this is automated. You can use Mass Planner default settings, especially the time interval of each new operation.