Using the Places Tab Search in Instagram
The Places tab is an often underutilized part of Instagram’s Search and Explore page. When you search for places, Instagram will feature the nine highest ranking posts in that location, followed by the most recent posts in chronological order. This is a great way to engage with what’s happening in your local area. I found this very useful when we had local flooding recently. It helped us find out what resources were available in our community to help with cleanup and local volunteer opportunities.
How to search Places:
- Go to the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of your profile.
- Search for the Places Tab (to the right).
- Select your desired location from the list.
From a posting perspective, remember to use the Places tag feature on your posts. You may find you engage your local audience more and potentially gain new followers.