Instagram has announced that it has improved its search and explore functions, making the experience of using the app more engaging, easier and fun.
Approximately 70 million images and videos are posted to Instagram every day, which goes to show why this development is welcome.
After all, it can often be difficult to sift through all these pictures and find things that you are interested in.
Instagram, which was acquired by Facebook in 2012, says that it has “completely reimagined” the explore page to make finding images more “immediate and effortless”.
“The new explore now surfaces trends as they emerge in real-time, connecting you to events and conversations both near you and around the globe,” it explained.
In addition to that, on the top of the explore homepage there is now a new section of “curated collections”, which showcase top pictures across numerous categories.
As for search, Instagram explains that it has “dramatically” enhanced this feature, so that you can better locate what it is you’re after.
For example, the new place search allows you to look into what is happening in any corner of the world.
This is transformative, as it allows you to, for example, “scout out your next vacation spot in the South Pacific, get a look inside that hot new restaurant or experience your favorite music festival”.
This latest development comes on the back of Instagram giving its design a radical overhaul. Now users can benefit from a more minimalist aesthetic.
It also places even more emphasis on the images themselves, as there are now less on the homepage. This means you get to see more of the picture without clicking on it.