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Instagram is rolling out direct messages on its website; OU professors to hold silent protest Friday

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning, 

Instagram users will soon have a new way of sliding into the DMs.

On Jan. 14, Instagram started rolling out the ability to direct message users on its website. Previously, the function was only available on the mobile app.

Only a “small portion” of users from across the globe are able to access the feature so far. Instagram said those users are being used as a test group, and more details about a global rollout for the feature will be released in the future. 

Similar to the app, the web feature will allow for users to create new groups, start a chat with someone from the DM screen, double tap to like a message and more. 

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