It looks as though Instagram is set to bring a few new features to its application, reportedly “channeling its inner Twitter.” According to The Verge, Instagram is set to announce a few new features for both Android and iOS – follow suggestions, trending hashtags, and “curated” content.
Follow suggestions will allow users to find more profiles which they should follow, depending on who you already follow. For example, if you follow the SF Giants, IG might suggest that you follow Pablo Sandoval or Hunter Pence. If you happen to follow Dan Bilzerian, IG might then suggest one of the many young ladies he surrounds himself with.
As for trending hashtags, it’s quite self explanatory. Just like Twitter, as a hashtag is used around the world, a numbered list will showcase which tags are being used the most, in real time. You can then explore various photos and profiles using this hashtag. For example, if you search #PaulGeorge, you might be met with thousands of photos of his accident or a few of his greatest plays. Once introduced, it will be about finding content surrounding events which are taking place as you are searching.
No word from IG as to when Android users can expect to see this integrated, but we will keep you posted.