Instagram now allows its users to follow a particular hashtag. Addition of this new feature allows Instagram users to get instant access to the most trending photos from a specific hashtag right in their feeds. Not sure how to follow an Instagram hashtag? or how to unfollow a hashtag? Fret not, in this guide we are going to talk about how to follow or unfollow Instagram hashtags on your iPhone or iPad.
Since Instagram has recently introduced hashtags, make sure your iOS device is running Instagram version 26.0 or newer. To update Instagram, open App Store on your iPhone or iPad, go to Updates tab and update the Instagram app.
How to Follow your Favorite Instagram Hashtag from iPhone or iPad
- Open the Instagram app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Go to Explore tab (search mirror icon) at the bottom of the screen.
- Type in the hashtag you would want to follow. For instance search for #iPhoneX.
- Tap on your desired hashtag from the search results.
- When you’re on that specific hashtag page, tap the Follow button.
That’s it! you have successfully followed the hashtag. Now, the social media service will intelligently collect all the photos posted with that hashtag and will show on your Instagram feed.
How to Unfollow Instagram Hashtags on iPhone and iPad
If you’re already following a hashtag but changed your mind after some time and now want to unfollow that Instagram hashtag. here are the step-by-step instructions to do that:
- Open the Instagram app on your iOS device.
- Go to your Profile tab at the bottom of your screen.
- Tap on Following.
- Go to Hashtag tab.
- Find the hashtag that you want to unfollow, tap on the Following button next to that hashtag and hit Unfollow.
That’s it! you have successfully unfollowed an Instagram hashtag. Photos from that hyourtag won’t appear on your Instagram fee anymore.
Instagram hashtag feature is still new. What do you think about this new addition to the social media service? would you be using this feature to follow the photos from a specific topic? Share you thoughts in the comments section below. If you have any question related to following of unfollowing Instagram hashtag, ask away in the comments section below.