Last week Instagram released a major update to its mobile apps, most notably including a revamped “Explore” page and streamlined search functionality. The Explore tab will bring up trending topics and hashtags in real-time. Users will also find curated photo collections, such as Ancient Ruins, Glimmering Islands, and Extreme Athletes.
In addition, search will now bring up the most relevant posts for a search term, rather than displaying all posts with that tag. This will make it easier to find the most relevant, interesting content without having to comb through dozens of irrelevant images.
Instagram 7.0 is available now for iOS and Android. The update is currently only available for US users, with an international release coming soon.