Instagram is updating its app to include more search options, along with an improved way to explore and find photos.


Users of Instagram should find some new options when they download the latest version of the photo sharing app in the Google Play Store. It will include some new search features, along with a revamped Explore page.

Instagram says:

With the new Places Search, you can now peer in at just about any location on earth, allowing you to scout out your next vacation spot in the South Pacific, get a look inside that hot new restaurant or experience your favorite music festival — even if you couldn't make it this year. The new Top Search also lets you search across people, places and tags all at once.

There are also some new options for people who just want to find new images on their own:

The new Explore now surfaces trends as they emerge in real-time, connecting you to events and conversations both near you and around the globe. Through trending Tags and trending Places, you can experience moments like #bonnaroo or #fathersday from every perspective. Rich visual content captures everyone's unique take — not just what the community is talking about, but also what they're doing and seeing.

The app will also have curated photo collections that can be accessed at the top of the Explore page, showcasing interesting places and events around the world.

Source: Instagram