Instagram updates hashtag search to simplify account and post discovery

March 26, 2024

Now, when users tap on a hashtag, they’re directed to broader search results, including profiles, instead of just a “Top Posts” feed. The platform announced this change was rolled out to encourage users to explore different parts of the platform, not just posts. This update represents as opportunity to get your brand’s account discovered by high-value consumers. Ensure you tag your target keywords in both your profile and posts to boost the visibility of your brand’s account in the Explore overview. While profiles in hashtag searches may not always include the hashtag in every post, they typically have the word in their profile name or description.

The source of this news is from Search Engine Land