Instagram wants to make it easier for people to find photos and videos, even if they don’t really know what they’re looking for. The latest news related to the functioning of the search on the Instagram app will bring out photos and videos together with the already present tags, accounts and places.
Announced via a blog post, this change will also increase the number of keywords users will be able to use when searching for content. In terms of viewing more content, Instagram claims that thanks to this new research method, photos and videos will now appear alongside things like tags and usernames – perfect for people who just want to see photos of a certain topic.
We are improving the search results for the exploration tab. For example, if you search for the word “space” the system will also show photos and videos related to space. This is especially useful when you don’t have an exact username or hashtag in mind when searching for a particular topic.
This, like many other changes, brings Instagram more in line with how TikTok works and that shouldn’t surprise anyone. Regardless, Instagram still remains one of the best apps for sharing content and these changes will also make it one of the best apps for finding new content.