Instagram Search Arrives For Web Users

Desktop Instagramers will now have the ability to search hashtags, locations & accounts thanks to a new search feature for the web.

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Back in 2013, Instagram moved from an app-only to a full-feed experience for Web users. While users could browse accounts and their own feed, search wasn’t an option. Until today.


Instagram users can now search by hashtags, locations or users. An icon will appear on the left of the query as a location or hashtag search, and the user avatar will show if the query matches a user. The location pages are slick, featuring a map and posts that occurred in a specific location.


This addition is now live for Web users. The search box is displayed in the center of the header at the top of the page.

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Greg Finn
Greg Finn is the Director of Marketing for Cypress North, a company that provides world-class social media and search marketing services and web & application development. He has been in the Internet marketing industry for 10+ years and specializes in Digital Marketing. You can also find Greg on Twitter (@gregfinn) or LinkedIn.

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