Instagram will now let users follow hashtags: Here's how it works

Instagram now lets you follow hashtags just like you follow people

Instagram now lets you follow hashtags, as well as accounts.

Social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have specific data collection systems which collect the information and requirement of the users to work for the betterment of the application. The company has now made it easier for users to see posts from around the world which are using the same hashtag.

As it is with following a friend, the hashtag is included in the user's "Following" list and can subsequently be unfollowed at any time. In order to follow a certain hashtag, #slime for example as shown above, all you have to do is to type out "slime" in the search bar, tap on it and there will be an option to follow the hashtag.

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Instagram mentioned about the new feature in a blog post which read, " Every day, millions of people share photos and videos and tag them with relevant hashtags.

"Follow hashtag is the beginning of our efforts to continue to provide features that enable you to find and gain inspiration from the Instagram community", Instagram said. Hashtags can be identified as hobbies, passions or communities, anything having a connection to the post.

You can discover more hashtags you might be interested in by scanning the Related bar below it. A "Follow" button can be found on top of the page. Stories with the hashtag will also appear on the Stories bar alongside Stories from people you follow. If you want to discover new hashtags, you can always check out what other people are following when you check their profiles.

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