Instagram Unleashes New “Explore” Tab In Version 2.5

Instagram is taking steps towards more customized content with the release of version 2.5 and the “explore” tab.  Instead of simply showcasing top photos as the previous “popular’ tab did, “explore” looks like it will offer more tailored content.  The new tab features a search directly on the screen allowing users to pull up any type of photos quickly and easily:

The sheer name change “popular” to “explore” (and the compass like icon) hint at both a custom tailored content and location based content – something that should be much more appealing to casual users.

In addition to explore, the new version also features the full Facebook mobile like integration.  Here’s a full list of all new features in version 2.5:

  • Revamped profile tab
  • Search for users and tags in the Explore tab
  • Improvements to commenting
  • User search autocompletes based on people you follow
  • Visual improvements
  • Speed optimizations
  • Optionally share likes to Facebook (enable in your Profile > Sharing Settings > Facebook)

Image courtesy of TechCrunch.

Related Topics: Channel: Social Media Marketing | Facebook: Mobile | Mobile Marketing | Social Media Marketing


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