Instagram has declared that it has added new search functionality to its Android and iOS apps, which will allow users to search photos by location, explore real-time trending search and much more. This all-new Explore page will go through the 70 million videos and photos shared on social network each day to discover trending places, people and tags.
Moreover, the Explore page has another addition of Curated collections. These collections will be displayed right at the top of the Explore page, and updated frequently. Some collections may include things like extreme athletes, ancient ruins, architecture and more.
Currently, only US users will have access to new Explore page, however the company said it will bring these features to other countries once it ‘fine tunes ‘ the experience. Till then they can enjoy the new search functionality. Now, whenever you will tap on the search bar you will see four tabs: tags, places, people and top.
This new ‘Top’ Tab is an efficient way to search across places, hashtags, and people at the same time. By using Places tab users can now search for videos and pictures taken at a particular location, something which was not available before on Instagram.
This new Search and Explore features are currently available on Android’s Google Play Store and iOS App Store in the US.