Instagram recently announced the new feature allowing users to follow certain hashtags, giving them control over what they’d like to see in their newsfeed.
Now You Can Follow Hashtags on Instagram
“Today we’re introducing the ability to follow hashtags, giving you new ways to discover photos, videos and people on Instagram. Now it’s even easier to stay connected with the interests, hobbies, passions and communities you care about.
Everyday, millions of people share photos and videos and tag them with relevant hashtags. #onthetable, #slime and #floralnails are just a few examples of hashtags that represent the many interests and passions of our community. To make these posts even more discoverable, we’re introducing hashtags you can follow.
Following a hashtag is just like following a friend. To get started, search for a topic you’re interested in or tap on a hashtag from any post. You’ll see relevant hashtags displayed in your search results along with related accounts. When you find a hashtag you like, open the hashtag page and tap on the follow button. You’ll begin seeing top posts from that hashtag in your feed and some of the latest stories in your stories bar. You can always unfollow a hashtag at any time.”
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Here’s how you can get started following hashtags on Instagram according to Fortune.com
How to Use Instagram’s Newest Featuring: Following Hashtags
There’s a new feature on Instagram that makes it a bit easier to find content centered on a variety of topics.
In an update on Tuesday, the Facebook-owned app now allows users to follow hashtags. If folks are interested in dogs, food, or just about anything else that’s been shared on the site, they can follow a hashtag and see public photos shared by users that have that hashtag attached. Content with the followed hashtags will then be shown in the user’s feed.
The feature, which was earlier reported on by The Verge, is an important one for those who use Instagram—not only as a place to see what friends and family are up to, but also have an interest in topics and want to see content relevant to their interests. It’s also a nice way to identify people to follow.
So if you’re interested in finding a way to follow hashtags and find relevant content, now’s as good a time as any to start. And it’s surprisingly easy.
First up, open the Instagram app and tap the magnifying glass. There, you’ll see an option at the top to search for content. Tap on the search bar.
In the search field, input whatever your interest is. In the top search results, hashtags should be displayed. If not, choose the Tags filter, and you’ll see a list of hashtags related to your search. Tap the one you want.
Once you’re on the individual tag field, you’ll be able to see images tagged with the hashtag. You’ll also see a “Follow” button. Tap that and from then on, relevant images and videos that have your desired hashtag will begin appearing in your feed.
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