The social media giant did not reveal exactly when it plans a public rollout of cross-platform messaging features.
With the latest update, Instagram users will be able to invite up to 50 people for a video chat session.
With a button, users can also choose to share a preview of their video to their Instagram and profile.
Live broadcasts on Instagram can now be watched on desktop devices, whereas they were previously only viewable on mobile.
Web DMs are convenient for those who use Instagram all the time, like journalists, social media influencers and managers.
There is no information on when this feature might be made available for Instagram users.
Even though this feature is being tested right now, the Facebook-owned company had been working on it since October last year.
Instagram users can now send, receive and like direct messages on their desktop and will also be able to receive notifications.
Now, any posts marked as fake on Facebook will be tagged as fake on Instagram too.
Direct was the second time Instagram borrowed an idea from Snapchat; it had earlier launched a 'Stories' feature in 2016.
Though you still won't be able to post Instas from your desktop, you may soon be able to send direct messages.