Instagram Tries Tidying Up Captions By Separating Hashtags

Instagram could soon allow users to geo-restrict their content

The hashtags would apparently show up as blocks underneath a post as part of this new feature, credit for the discovery of which goes to indefatigable app researcher Jane Manchun Wong (We, and many other sites, have written previously about other buried or not-yet-announced features of various apps she's discovered early). It allows users to choose the regions where their content appears, which will no doubt be useful for companies and brands that are only available in certain locations around the world. Take this latest one, for instance, where there might be wholly separate section to add hashtags to your posts without having to keep them in your captions.

The separation of hashtags from captions could be the panacea to the annoying glut of hashtags (like #picoftheday and #instagood), often cluttered at the bottom of a post. And let no one say that all Instagram does is copy features off Snapchat.

It's a feature that has always been the subject of rumours, but the company has been reluctant on rolling out the feature which has always been a mainstay of Twitter and Facebook. Users will be able to use each other's highlights making their posts more interactive. That's right, the feature when it rolls out, would allow people to tag others within their videos.

We promised you good news at the beginning of the article and it's time to unravel. An Instagram spokesperson confirmed it was testing this feature, but it would only work with public highlights or your own highlights. This new feature, as opposed to its previous counterparts, will show you the answer as soon as you select the option. This is, by far the most impactful feature.


The lure of gaining followers on Instagram has people straining to put their posts in front of as many people as possible.

Restricted reach seems to have caught the fancy of Instagram as it's testing a geofencing feature for the social network.

This feature will not be limited to the posts only, or so it seems.

Instagram is working on a new feature that will let you choose and add hashtags to your posts, outside of the caption or comments.

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