Instagram now allows you to follow hashtags like regular accounts

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The latest update for its platform radically transforms the app's primary feed.

The Verge reports that when a user decides to follow a specific hashtag, Instagram will use its algorithms to "pick and choose some of the highlights" from posts that feature that hashtag. The service now lets users follow hashtags just like regular user accounts, and that's quite a big deal.

All you have to do to get started is search up a hashtag as you normally would, and you'll be given the option to 'follow'. Ogle wants to bring the same touch to Instagram's hashtags. "You would begin to see the best posts from the said hashtag on your feed, as well as several of the newest Stories on the Stories row", the statement said. It's one of the Instagram features that were leaked a few weeks ago.




Following a hashtag means its related Instagram Story will also appear in your queue.

You can see all the hashtags you follow by going to your Instagram profile, clicking following and looking under the Hashtags tab. To follow a hashtag, simply search for a topic and choose the "follow" button at the top, as seen in the above screenshots. But being able to follow hashtags means I will always have something fresh to look at everytime I open up the app.

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