Instagram updates Explore with new location and hashtag stories

Dora Pope
May 24, 2017

You can download Instagram from the App Store for free. After a few minutes, you should get a notification that your story has been added to the overall story for the location. The company introduced two new types of Stories on Tuesday: location Stories and hashtag Stories, which together ensure that you'll never run out of Stories to watch if you don't want to. Like the location Stories, they will also be personalized to each user based on their interests and habits.

Searching for a location or hashtag will show a single story at the top, filled with a mishmash of stories tagged with whatever you searched for. You'll then see a map, top posts and the story for that location.

Barnes says that Instagram will review inappropriate posts as they are reported - the same method it already uses - but by leaving the curation entirely up to an algorithm, it also seems likely that Instagram will find that some offensive content or language makes it into a group Story.

Trying to stay a step ahead of Facebook and other copycats, Snapchat is rolling out a fancier version of its popular Stories feature.

If there isn't a story for your location, you can search a location as well and the story for that location will appear. Now there's even more to experience. In their latest update, the app is bringing another major addition to the feature.

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Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP) just released a major update to its Snapchat platform that adds the ability for users to collaborate with friends and family to create custom Stories.

Oh, and while you can be a contributor to an unlimited number of Stories at one time, you can only be the creator for three custom Stories at a time. For example, people can use the new feature to share party pictures and video only with certain friends within range of the event.

Check out the new feature in action, with help from Victoria's Secret models Jasmine Tookes and Martha Hunt, natch... But once you do submit it, Snapchat will look at the text captions, emojis, stickers, lenses, geolocation, and meta data plus use machine vision to detect objects or scenes in the Snap to algorithmically index it for search. If you don't have them turned on you won't be able to see the story for your area.

Possibly exciting for some, there's a chance your photos and videos can be added to a larger story, too.

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