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Instagram Adds Search To Desktop Version

Instagram Desktop Search

Started as a mobile app, the renowned photo sharing app Instagram is building up its online presence by adding up some few features to their web-based browsing. On the first day of the week, Instagram incorporated updated search capabilities into its desktop experience.

Last month, Instagram allowed users to find posts based on hashtags, particular accounts or locations in the app. Now the same feature, users can use on Instagram.com too. Moreover, links to locations and hashtags will take the users to a landing page, which displays the top posts related to a particular topic, based on the number of likes. Earlier, users were able to get the exact post on Instagram.com through a user’s feed or just by clicking on the direct link.

According to Instagram, the update is released to offer a constant user experience across mobile and desktop. In June alone, with embedded posts Instagram received more than 5.3 billion impressions, so it has become a necessity for the platform to work on the discoverability on the desktop and provide users with more ways to grab the desired content.

Instagram Brings Real Time Trends, Search By Location And Much More

Instagram Real Time Trends

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.

Instagram Adds Three New Filters & Emoji Hashtags

Last December, when Instagram released five new filters, they received ‘overwhelming excitement’ from the community.  The response was so good and positive that they have come up with three more filters to add in their app. It’s a good sign for Instagrammers as the new filters will be updated more frequently from now on.

Instagram has also introduced emojis, a new way for Instagrammers to express their thoughts. Users can use them in hashtags too.

These new additions can be used to discover new content. Now that emojis can be hashtags, users can search them and find interesting stuff.

Moreover, you will be able to build custom emoji hashtags targeting events. They might be difficult to type; however, it would be a new way to join some unique flavor to Instagram marketing.

Instagram Updates 5 New Filters, Revamped Design & Real Time Commenting Feature

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Instagram, the booming photo sharing site has come up with some new, improved features and all new updated design. Just two days back, Instagram updated 5 new filters to Android and iOS, namely Crema, Slumber, Perpetua, Ludwig, Aden. These new filters will add a new look to the app, the capability to customize the filters tray, support to upload slow motion video and real-time commenting.

Instagram stated that these new filters would be supportive for the higher quality images clicked by today’s smartphones, whereas the old filters were developed to improve the fairly low-quality images clicked through old phones. These newly added filters soften and add a delicate color shift to Instagram photos.

Instagram’s newly updated filter tray design icons now showcase a small blurred preview of your photo that will help to easily find the tone and color you are seeking for. You can tap on any preferred filter and see whether it will suit to your full resolution photos.

Another new Instagram update gives you the ability to modify the series of the filters. If you give preference to the same 3 filters over and over again then you can take them in front of the line instead of just having to swipe through the increasing number of filters available.

There are two new features, which have been released by Instagram. The abilities to upload slow motion videos and update the photo comments in real time.

It seems Instagram is experiencing much vigorous conversations around the photos and is trying to decrease the barrier in making those happen in real time in spite of just waiting and then pulling it down to refresh.

Instagram Gives Freedom To Edit The Caption & Improves People Search

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Yesterday, Instagram came up with an exciting updates and improvements, which will definitely make a lot of enthusiastic Instagramers happy!

Earlier, after publishing a photo, you were not able to edit the caption unless and until you won’t delete the photo and republish it. However, in this new update Instagram will be offering you the ‘Edit’ option below the posts, which you can use to correct or change the caption.

With this new update, it will be extremely easier for you to find new accounts and business to follow. Now, when you will click on the ‘Explore’ section, you will see two tabs to select from – a People tab & a Photos tab. The ‘People tab’ will show Instagram accounts, which you might find interesting. It’ll work with ‘Photos tab’ in similar manner. This Instagram update is available on Android & iOS from today.

4 Instagram Tools To Boost Up Your Account

4 Best Instagram Tools

With slow yet steady speed, Instagram has become one of the most engaging, powerful and rapidly growing social media. Not just Facebook & Twitter, but nowadays people try hard to keep updated their Instagram account too. Being a social media marketer, you must be exploring the marketing shade of Instagram and various other IG related topics, right! However, have you done research on Instagram tools? There are various Instagram tools available in the online world, which you can use to make your Instagram marketing campaign much effective.  Also, with the help of some carefully selected Instagram tools, you can actually turn your lazy ‘brand-awareness Instragramming’ into active campaign.

Below, we have listed few useful Instagram tools, which are worth checking out –

Latergramme –

With Latergramme, you get the facility to publish and schedule Instagram posts from a mobile device or desktop. However, this facility is free for some extent only, later on you would need to pay some amount to value out of this tool. Still it is worth considering, as it allows to add more accounts and account managers, which is a beneficial aspect especially for agencies.

Hootsuite –

You must be aware about the Hootsuite, isn’t it? Majority of people use Hootsuite for scheduling posts on Twitter and Facebook, however, do you know you can use it to examine your hashtags and keywords on Instagram too! Yes, you can try this out. Still, Hootsuite doesn’t offer the feature of scheduling and publishing the Instagram post.

Regram –

Regram is an essential Instagram tool that every brand with a loyal follower base should have. With the help of Regram, you can immediately repost the Instagram content, initially shared by someone else. This gives an awesome opportunity to brands to re-share the content posted by their fans.

Iconosquare –

Iconosquare is another ‘must have’ tool for any social marketers or businesses, which are looking at Instagram as a serious marketing platform. The statistics speak the same as majority of top brands like Coca-Cola, Nike, Starbucks, Gap use Iconosquare. With the help of Iconosquare, you can check the statistical growth of brand, response and much more. Moreover, Iconosquare also offers an option to build promotional contests.