Instagram is making it easier for its 300 million users to find new content with its redesigned Explore page and an upgraded search engine.
The new Explore page makes discovery of new images easier by highlighting trends as they materialize in real-time with its trending tags and places feature.
“We’ve completely reimagined the Explore page to make discovery on Instagram immediate and effortless,” reads an Instagram blog post.
“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.”
As part of the refreshed Explore page, users will see new curated collections that will be updated regularly and feature accounts and places apt to be of interest to users at-large. For instance, accounts from musicians and extreme athletes will be featured while places such as stunning architecture and gorgeous beaches will also be highlighted.
The updates to Explore will only be available in the United States for the time being, but Instagram promises that it will be available worldwide after it fine-tunes the experience so it will work well in all countries.
Everyone on Facebook-owned Instagram can immediately benefit from its revamped search, however.
“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,” Instagram says.
The new Top Search also permits users to search across people, places and tags at the same time.