Instagram keeps coming up with updates in its interface every other day. It has to be that way because, with a modern-day user’s daily-changing needs, you just can’t be doing enough to enhance the user experience. And that is why Instagram keeps getting prettier, cleaner, and of course, more comfortable to use.
First came the stories, then the dark mode to enhance the app’s aesthetics, the reels for short entertaining videos, and even search features with multiple hashtags.
Instagram has been striving to be the app of the millennium, and it is really close to being so. Most people on Instagram comprise young people looking to build an envy-worthy profile, and hashtags come in handy in accomplishing that. But for it to help you, you need to know which hashtags to use to get your posts trending.
Earlier, Instagram allowed single-search for hashtags, but it is now possible to search for multiple hashtags with a new update.
Here you can find a complete guide on how to search multiple hashtags on Instagram and how to leverage that to your benefit.
Sound’s good? Let’s get started.
Hashtags are keywords prefixed by a hash (#) that you attach to your posts and stories to make them more visible or searchable. When many people use the same hashtag in a given period, it becomes trending on Instagram.
People can also use this hashtag to search for posts tagged with it. This makes it easier to search for a post. If you enter any random hashtag on the search bar, all the posts with that hashtag are shown in the results. Hence, the use of correct hashtags can also enhance the visibility of your posts.
More often than not, people use multiple hashtags. This will render the post visible if any of those hashtags are used for a search on Instagram. The more popular a hashtag, the more probable your post will be seen by myriad people.
That is why Instagram has now introduced a multiple search feature where you can search for posts with a combination of hashtags.
To search multiple hashtags on Instagram, navigate to the search bar. Enter the multiple hashtags you want to search for. Make sure that they are preceded by a hash (#) and separated by spaces. Then you will be shown an option of searching with search any or search all.
Search any means that of the hashtags inserted in the search bar, all the posts containing any one of them will be listed on search. Search all means that only those posts will be listed containing all the hashtags entered in the search bar.
It is like applying an OR and AND condition on the hashtags for rendering search results. You can also select both, but that will essentially mean search any because all posts containing any of the searched hashtags will be shown in the search results.
If you cannot do this via the Instagram app, you can also use a third-party social media monitoring tool like Brand24.
Here’s how you can:
- Open the Brand24 Media Monitoring tool.
- Tap on Product and select the Hashtag Search.
- Click on SignUp and create a new account.
- Enter multiple Instagram hashtags you want to search.
- Select the language and tap on create project.
- Tool start collecting hashtags result from the Instagram.
- To see results, you need to connect Instagram/Facebook with Brand24.
- Click on the Activate button below the Instagram icon.
- Connect your facebook by click on the “Manage Facebook/Instagram connection”.
- Go back to your project and tool will display all posts of a given hashtag appeared across Instagram.
This way you can easily search for multiple hashtags simultaneously and then use them in your posts according to their popularity or visibility and reap the benefits of this cool, new feature from Instagram.