Instagram Lets You Use Emoji in Hashtags, Adds Filters

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Instagram says it plans to start putting out new filters more often. Today, it's starting with three.

Download the latest update to access the new Lark, Reyes, and Juno filters.

Here's what those new filters do, according to Instagram:

Inspired by weekend adventures outdoors, Lark, Reyes and Juno are a family of modern, subtle filters that brighten and enhance your photos in refined, beautiful ways. Lark desaturates reds while punching up blues and greens to bring your landscapes to life. Reyes brings a dusty, vintage look to your moments. And finally, Juno tints cool tones green while making warm tones pop and whites glow for vibrant photos of people.

More interesting, however, is the news that you can now use emoji in hashtags.

Yes, you can now search through all the posts on Instagram with the poop emoji hashtag. This ought to be interesting.

" Over the past few years, emoji have become part of a universal visual language. And just as we share photos and videos, we use emoji to communicate emotions and feelings in ways that anyone can understand, regardless of language or background," says Instagram.

Finally, you'll also notice that the "Like" and "comment" buttons have been replaced with more minimalist heart and dialogue bubble buttons.

Josh Wolford
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