Today Instagram is implementing some changes with version 7 of its app.
The update is primarily aimed at making it easier to search for specific images as well as discover new ones.
The new update will make it easy to find images by their location as well as by people and tags.
Users in the US are getting an “Explore” page that will showcase trending tags and places. These cover both local trends and global trends so you can get a taste of what’s happening in photograhy around the world.
The new section will also feature a curated selection of accounts, places and topics, which are organized into collections. This means you could easily find images centered around a specific location and event – although Instagram will be choosing the selections for you.
The update is rolling out today to both iOS and Android. No word on when this is coming to the Web, however.
Instagram says the Explore page feature isn’t available elsewhere yet, because it’s working on optimizing the feature for other locations.
They want to make sure it gets the experience right before bringing it to rest of the world.