Instagram has launched a new feature to let users follow hashtags.
Yes, that simply means you can follow a hashtag just like you follow someone’s profile. Let’s say you enjoy checking posts under #Photography , with this new feature you will be able to follow #Photography and see any posts tagged with that hashtag. Like Instagram says, this easily allows users to stay connected with the interests, hobbies, passions and communities they care about.
Following a hashtag is just like following a friend. To get started, search for a topic you’re interested in or tap on a hashtag from any post. You’ll see relevant hashtags displayed in your search results along with related accounts. When you find a hashtag you like, open the hashtag page and tap on the follow button. You’ll begin seeing top posts from that hashtag in your feed and some of the latest stories in your stories bar. You can always unfollow a hashtag at any time.
You can view hashtags other people follow on their profiles. And if your account is set to private only your followers will be able to view them.