Instagram announced the addition of a new user discovery feature and caption editing to its apps on iOS and Android.
Finding people to follow hasn't ever been Instagram's strong suit, and editing options are always appreciated, so these are certainly welcome features.
Instagram says on its blog, "In this update, we’re continuing to improve the Explore page on Instagram by making it faster to find people you want to follow. With this in mind, you’ll see that the Explore icon at the bottom of your screen has changed to a magnifying glass. When you open Explore, you’ll now see two tabs: Photos and People. The Photos tab has not changed. It contains the same scrolling grid of photos and videos you already know. The new People tab highlights interesting accounts for you to discover."
"In addition to the updates to Explore, we’ve added the ability to go back and edit captions on your posts," it says. "When you share a moment to Instagram, a typo shouldn’t get in the way. This has been one of the top requests that we’ve heard from the community, and we’re excited to finally bring it to you today. You’ll find a new “Edit” option in the menu beneath your image. Tap it to edit your caption."
Now that Instagram might be the next big advertising space, it's going to be important for the Facebook-owned company to keep users happy, and that means adding features that make their lives easier. These are a good start.
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