Instagram can be used to check for specific user accounts to follow. For the INSTAGRAM APP, we type the username or first name of the person or account we are searching for in the search field on the explore tab. Instagram provides a list of top suggestions as you type.
A person can either type the result from the suggested results or tap the account tabs to filter out all the other results.
SEARCHING FOR A USER ACCOUNT ON INSTAGRAM.COM
Type the username or first name of a user into the search field on Instagram.com. A dropdown list of user suggestions marked by a profile icon is displayed. You can only select user results from the dropdown list.
Under Instagram search, the most popular users are displayed at the very top, along with the username or full name and profile photo. Instagram determines the most relevant users to you by matching usernames and your social graph data. You get results based on:
- Mutual followers
- Number of followers
- Search history
in searching for high-profile individuals, celebrities or politicians, look for the blue checkmark beside your name.
SEARCHING FOR POSTS FROM PLACES
A person can search for posts that have been tagged at specific locations. Simply type the location into the search field and tap the places tab in the app. On Instagram.com, look for results in the dropdown list that have a location pin icon next to them.
Looking up some popular Instagram hashtags and searching on how to get your photo or video featured on the popular page further gives a person ideas on the different things, people, and places to check for.
CHECKING THE NUMBER OF TIMES YOUR POST HAS BEEN SAVED
People can save your posts on Instagram. When they do this, it is often with the intention to refer to the post later. Checking out who saved your post to their collection is very possible, especially for those who run a Business or Creator account. Viewing a post’s advanced insights enables one to see who saved his or her pictures on Instagram, and this is only available for the Business and Creator account.
Also, anyone can change their personal account to a business or creator account. It is done by adjusting Settings: select Settings, then Account and then tap switch to business or switch to creator account.
To see the number of times your posts have been saved, you can do the following:
- Open the Instagram app on your iOS or Android device
- Secondly, tap the profile icon to view your own posts
- Thirdly, tap the post you intend viewing the saved count for
- Then, tap View Insights once the post has loaded under the image or video
- Lastly, a variety of starts will appear. The book icon shows how many times someone has saved a post to their collections