For the entire time Instagram has existed, there has been one stand-out feature that seems neglected: the Explore tab. Usually filled with photos of One Direction, food, or fashion companies, the Explore tab kept users away rather than inviting them to explore. Thankfully, Instagram is working on it by trying to offer more personalized content.
The revamped Explore tab will now show the top photos and videos ‘liked’ by your friends, rather than the top posts ‘liked’ around the world. It’s a start, definitely, but it’s still difficult to decipher why exactly those photos made it to the tab in the first place. Some stuff can still be tailored to your liking, but for the most part, we’d bet the tab isn’t going to be used any more frequently than it already is.
Let’s hope these changes stick around, and the folks at Instagram keep making improvements!