Instagram has upgraded its Desktop Client app on Windows to PWA. Instagram PWA App is now available on Microsoft Store for download. The new version is 18.104.22.168 comes with a direct messaging feature. Progressive Web App of Instagram is faster than the old Desktop client Application. Instagram is also testing Direct messaging on the Web version, so hope it may be live soon.
PWA is Progressive Web Apps, with instant Push Notifications, hardware access and more work on both Mobile and Desktop. Not only Instagram but many Companies are upgrading apps to PWAs as MakeMyTrip, Flipkart, and others. Progressive Web Apps also brings faster updates, these apps are basically the Web versions. Any changes on the website are also visible to the Progressive Web App faster.
Instagram has announced earlier to update the app in last December to Progressive Web App. If you have already installed Instagram on Windows, you have to just update it from Microsoft store. In case you have not, you can download it from here. The updated Instagram PWA on Microsoft Store is only compatible with Windows 10 version 1024.0 or higher.