Instagram updated with caption editing, people finder, faster search and more

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Facebook-owned Instagram on Monday received a nice feature upgrade enabling new things and elevating your experience “to help you discover more on Instagram,” as per the team’s blog post.

For starters, you can now find other accounts to follow in the People tab on Explore. If you spot a typo in captions of your uploaded snap, Instagram now at last lets you fix typos or even change photo locations after the fact.

You will also notice faster searching, refreshed explore and profile icons, subtle changes to the user interface and more.

Instagram is available free in the App Store.

The new People discovery tab should help fill your feed with free creators who post interesting snaps on the service. As pictured top of post, the new Explore icon at the bottom of the screen has changed to a magnifying glass to better convey its purpose.

When you open Explore, you’ll see two tabs: Photos and People. The Photos has remained intact, but the new People tab is what you’ll want to check out interesting account suggestions.

Account suggestions are based on a bunch of factors, including who you follow, who you’re connected to and what photos and videos you like on Instagram. Keep in mind you can also, like before, find suggested users by going to your account settings and tapping “Find Friends.”

And this is what editing an image caption looks like.

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To fix a typo in your caption or edit the image location, use a new “Edit” option in the menu beneath the image. After you’ve edited your caption and hit Done, the word “Edited” will appear above captions that have been edited when you tap “Comment” on a post.

To add a location, tap “Add Location…” and enter a desired location. To edit a location, tap the location name and choose “Change Location”. Then choose a new location or remove the location tag from your post.

Instagram 6.2 changelog

  • Discover new people: Find interesting accounts to follow in the People tab on Explore.
  • Search faster: Get quicker results with typeahead search.
  • Edit captions: Fix typos or change your location.
  • New icons: Updated Explore and Profile icons, plus other design updates

By last count, Instagram had more than 200 million active users.

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By comparison, Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently zoomed past the 600 million people mark and today Messenger celebrated its 200 million user milestone.

Instagram, a sixteen-megabyte download from the App Store, requires an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 7.0 or later.

[App Store via Instagram Blog]