Hi guys. Do you know Instagram now allows you to follow specific hashtags in your main feed? So. Today In this article I am going to share about this topic. After announcing new features for Stories last week, Instagram is now rolling out support for following hashtags. This capability has been hitting accounts over the last 24 hours and makes it easier for users to follow a specific topic or person they might have interest in.
Instagram now allows you to follow specific hashtags in your main feed
To follow a hashtag, users first have to search for a topic of interest, which displays two tabs. The first tab shows people who post content related to the topic, and the second tab lists related hashtags. Users can tap and follow on multiple hashtags from this list. Tapping through a hashtag through a search, or from a hashtag used in a shared piece of content, displays a hashtag-specific page. Users can then follow the hashtag from this page.
For example, if you’re a fan of gorgeous city pictures, you could follow the #NYC tag and see the top posts using that hashtag intermixed with your existing feed. To follow a hashtag, simply search for a topic and choose the “follow” button at the top.
This new feature allows photographers to create feeds full of inspiration by following photography-related hashtags…Like
#photography, #streetphotography, #weddingphotography, and #photojournalism.
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. Instagram says, however, that it will work to ensure that users are not inundated with spam because of this new feature.
This feature was initially rumored earlier this month but is now rolling out to all users. Instagram is a free download from the App Store.
Will you be using this feature to follow any hashtags, or would you prefer your feed stay exclusive to the accounts you follow? Let us know down in the comments.