Instagram Users Can Now Follow Hashtags
Instagram today rolled out a new tool that allows people to follow hashtags in addition to individual accounts. The idea is to make it easier to discover photos, videos, and people. Hashtags are generally tied to subjects, events, locations, and other interests. The tool lets users search for hashtags and then follow the tag thanks to a new button that appears on the hashtag's main page. Instagram says posts that include the hashtag will then start to filter into users' main photo feed. People can unfollow hashtags whenever they wish. The tool is being added to the Android and iOS mobile apps over the days ahead.
Instagram Lets Users Put Hashtag and Profile Links in Bios
Instagram today made it possible for people to add links to hashtags or other profiles in their own bio section. Inserting the links is easy.
Instagram Adds Filters and Emoji to Android and iOS Apps
Instagram today updated its Android and iOS apps with several new filters and support for emoji hashtags. The new filters are called Lark, Reyes, and Juno and join five filters Instagram added in December.
Instagram Bows Location and Hashtag Search
Instagram today made it easier to find story content in its mobile app based on location or interests/topics. A new story ring now appears at the top of the explore section.
Instagram Improves Trend and Search Features
Instagram today revealed a new version of its mobile app that introduces two significant changes. First, Instagram has reimagined the "explore" function to better reflect trending stories, conversations, and news.