Instagram introduces Web Search for desktop users

Popular mobile photo-sharing service Instagram has introduced a new feature of web search this week on 22nd July, exclusively for desktop users. The feature will allow users to search information on Instagram, just like with any other websites.

The Facebook owned service was much mobile oriented, but with the new features, users on Instagram will be able to search for people, hashtags and even places online. Instagram mostly focused on on-the-go users and allowed them to share images online.

With the new feature, desktop users will be able to search everything they need, instead of relying on other third-party sites like OnInstagram, Gramfeed, and Websta.

The feature was announced by Instagram on its official Twitter Page, said a report on PCMag.

When the web profiles were first initiated by Instagram back in 2012, one couldn’t see anything else except for personal feed.

The search feature was already available for mobile users. About a month back, Instagram had updated the iOS and Android apps, with a new and redesigned “Explore” tab, with better search and users could even search by location.

The “Explore” tab also shows the list of tags and places that has been trending on the photo-sharing service along with other thumbnail photos from different parts of the world.

In fact, Instagram has been offering new updates frequently. The new features on the app include video loopings like Vine, color tools and many other added elements like interactive ads, which will focus on target advertising. The list also includes emoji clickable hashtags.


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