Instagram's location and hashtag stories search is now rolling out to all

Instagram announced 2 new features 2 days back and they’re being made live to all users across the world now. This latest addition of Instagram Stories search using hashtag/location extends Instagram’s Stories existing use-case.

The hashtag search for Instagram Stories enables users to search for an hashtag to discover Stories related to it. This can be very handy to discover live happenings and stories from everyone related to that topic. This takes Instagram Stories further as the modern news feed for many marketers.

The other feature being Instagram Stories search based on location. Users can now search for Stories from a particular location to see interesting happenings at that place. This is a pure goldmine for travel enthusiasts and travel freaks who wish to discover interesting events/happenings in a city or a local area.

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This comes on the same day when Snapchat announced the launch of Custom Stories to create stories together with your friends. Know all about Snapchat’s Custom Stories here.

To use Instagram’s hashtag or location based Stories search, enter your search input and look for the regular Story indicator on profile photos at the top left.

This feature should be available for on your Instagram app currently. Make sure you are updated to the latest version to see it live.