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Instagram version 7.0 update brings an all-new Explore page, improved search functionality
Instagram users will be happy to know that a big update is being pushed out to both Android and iOS apps today, bringing a couple major enhancements that will help folks find what they’re looking for more easily.
For starters, the app is getting an all-new Explore page that will now surface trends as they emerge in real-time which makes it much easier for users to learn about current events happening in their area and around the world. The Explore page will also feature trending Tags and Places sections, allowing users to see what other people are posting. From Instagram:
In addition, at the top of the Explore page you will find new curated collections that will be updated regularly, featuring interesting accounts and places, from musicians and extreme athletes to stunning architecture and gorgeous beaches.
The updates to Explore will only be available in the United States at launch, but the Instagram team says it will work to expand these features worldwide once all of the bugs are ironed out.
The new Instagram update also brings improved search functionality. Much like in Facebook’s application, Instagram users will now be able to search for people and places to find what they’re looking for much quicker. There’s also a new “Top Search” tab that will let you search for people, places and tags all at once. Unlike the new Explore page, improved search functionality is now available for everyone.
The update to version 7.0 is now rolling out in the Google Play Store, so be sure to head to the link below to grab the newest version.