At the moment, the feature has been rolled out in English-speaking countries such as the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland.
Instagram will update its search functionality so that users can find content based on keywords. Until now, only hashtags, as well as location tags, usernames, and profile names were searchable.
The fact of not being able to search with keywords meant that many contents that do not use tags were left out of the user’s searches, limiting the possible impact of the publications.
As reported by the digital newspaper TechCrunch, users can now search using keywords that can appear in the captions of photos and videos posted in the feed.
At the moment, the function has been implemented in English-speaking countries such as the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland and is expected to reach more languages soon.
This new search option based on Instagram keywords works by allowing users to use concepts or phrases instead of having to search by hashtag.
For example, if we wanted to find ideas to create our home office, until now we had to search by tags like #homeofficeinspiration or #Ideasteletrabajo. But with the new functionality, we will be able to search for this content by typing something like: “inspiration for the home office”. From here, Instagram will show us results of posts related to this topic, even if they are not specifically tagged with specific hashtags.
It is unknown how Instagram can determine what the content of a post without relying on hashtags. The capacity of the artificial intelligence of the network to understand synonyms and present related publications based on these concepts is also unknown.
As explained by a spokesperson quoted by the digital newspaper The Verge, Instagram uses machine learning to “find the highest quality content that is relevant for the user. “What he does not specify is whether this technology is also used for image recognition.
Digital marketing experts believe that this functionality will optimize the results of publications, beyond the use of hashtags. This novelty can also modify the way in which users present their content.
Instagram will change your searches.
Who will see your Instagram profile?
Instagram does not reveal who visits your profile. However, there are some tricks with which you can deduce who reviews your profile on a regular basis. Attention: all the programs, applications and websites that promise to reveal to the people who look at your photos, in reality all they do is access your personal data. Many can even install some type of virus or malware on your phone or PC.
In the event that you have installed one of these applications, we recommend that you make sure to uninstall it and completely remove it from your phone, in addition to deleting all the data and folders that you may have created on the cell phone.
The first clue to know the people who look regularly your profile is among the users who enter your stories. When you share a photo, video or publication, it will be shared with the rest of the world for 24 hours, enough time to count those loyal users who do not miss a single one when it comes to the updates of your life.
If in addition to seeing your stories, they react to them, participate in your polls and even mention you in their own storiesThese users undoubtedly consult your profile almost every day.
Another telltale behavior is interacting with your posts. For example, those Fleeting “likes” that appear in 2012 photos They come to show that that person has made a photobiographical review of your profile.
It may happen that the person, being aware that a “Like” has slipped on an old photo of you, recoils and takes his heart. Then Instagram will not indicate the corresponding notification in the menu that appears by pressing the heart that is in the lower area of the application. But if you were attentive or just using your mobile at the time that “I like it” escaped, you will have witnessed the neglect.
Also another tactic to attract attention is to give “Like” of compulsive way to multiple photos so that when you check the notifications, you will see their profile repeatedly.
If instead of a private profile you have a company accountIn each profile photo you will be able to see statistics on the interaction of your publication, such as the number of “likes”, comments, times shared and saved, visits to the profile and reach.
All this information is numerical, does not reveal neither the profiles that visited the profile nor those that saved the photo nor those who saw it accessing, for example, through the “hashtag”. The only interactions you will be able to put a name and a face on are the ‘likes’ and the comments.
Facebook integrated its messaging with Instagram.
Integration between Facebook and Instagram
Facebook advances in the integration of its messaging platforms. It has been announcing and testing it for years, but the social network made official in October the function that allows Messenger and Instagram users to send messages between one application and another.
And, in addition to the launch of cross-platform messaging, Instagram also received a major overhaul of its DM (direct messages) system, which will be expanded with features borrowed from Messenger.
New Instagram messaging tools include disappearing messages, stickers, custom emojis, chat colors, new ways to block spam, and the introduction of the feature. Watch Together from Messenger, which allows you to watch videos with friends during a video call.
For the moment, Instagram users can decline the update if they wish, but given Facebook’s commitment, sooner or later this model will prevail.
In addition to cross-platform messaging, users of Instagram and Messenger They can also search for profiles in both applications simultaneously. In this case, we can choose not to use these functions. However, it is unclear exactly when and where cross-platform messages from Instagram and Messenger will be available.
As reported by the US television network CNN, the function is “being tested in select markets and will expand globally in the coming months.” There is no public timetable for when Facebook could also start integrating its other messaging app, WhatsApp.
In 2019, the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, advanced his plan to focus his social networks towards private communication. “Private messaging, short stories and small groups are by far the fastest growing areas of online communication,” Zuckerberg explained last year.
By integrating messages into its various applications, each of which has more than 1 billion users, Facebook hopes to capture as much of this market as possible.
The combination of these services is a great infrastructure challenge, particularly in what will come with the integration of WhatsApp, which is end-to-end encryption.