Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

You can follow hashtags on Instagram now, not just people

Instagram now allows you to follow hashtags like regular accounts You can follow hashtags on Instagram now, not just people
Lori Graves | 15 December, 2017, 07:36

The latest update for its platform radically transforms the app's primary feed. You'll see both top posts and recent stories from the hashtag in your feed, and you can unfollow anytime, the same way you would any user. Regular accounts will appear next to it under the People tab. Ogle wants to bring the same touch to Instagram's hashtags.

Either search for a hashtag you're interested in or tap on one from a post in your timeline and you'll see a pop-up telling you that following hashtags is now possible. It's one of the Instagram features that were leaked a few weeks ago.

As it is with following a friend, the hashtag is included in the user's "Following" list and can subsequently be unfollowed at any time.

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It's a bold move on Instagram's part to add posts from random accounts to a user's feed, especially when it would seemingly be rather easy for posters to take advantage of the algorithms in an attempt to have their post reach as many users as possible.

Following a hashtag means its related Instagram Story will also appear in your queue.

"Follow hashtag is the beginning of our efforts to continue to provide features that enable you to find and gain inspiration from the Instagram community", Instagram said. But being able to follow hashtags means I will always have something fresh to look at everytime I open up the app.

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