Soon, Instagram will be rolling out new tools to offer improved search results. The photo-sharing app is working on its ability to search videos and photos on its platform. As of now it is under development and may roll out to users soon. It will further be adding support for other languages that will improve the search capabilities.
As per Instagram’s latest blog post, it shared how it personalises the user experience Feed, Stories, Reels and Explore also announced that it is working on a series of improvements designed for inspiration and discovery.
As per the company, these improvements will make Instagram Search more than just a way to find accounts and hashtags. The social media platform is working to expand the full search results page experience that makes it even easier to go deep into your interests. At the moment the search results are shown under the tabs of Top, Accounts, Audio, Tags, and Places.
Instagram is focused on getting keyword search results right in English and will add support for other languages in the future. In addition to this, the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook is also planning to make search results better for exploration. For example, your search for “space” will show you space-related photos and videos, too. This is especially helpful when you don’t have an exact username or hashtag in mind when searching for a certain topic.
Soon Instagram will also do away with the swipe up gesture to access links in Stories and replacing it with stickers. The users add links to their Instagram Stories and the viewers can access them with the swipe up gesture while watching the story but soon the swipe up links feature will be removed and be replaced with a new link sticker option.
Many users have reported that they have received a notification stating the change will be implemented from August 30. It reads, “Starting August 30, swipe up links will go away. To add a link to your story, use the new link sticker,”
The change is also applicable to verified businesses and creators accounts. This will work the same ways as others like the question, poll, and location along with increased creator control. The users will also be able to receive quick reactions and replies on posts that have the link sticker.
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