Instagram Users Can Now Use Emojis as Hashtags and Play Around With Three New Filters

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Instagram Users Can Now Use Emojis as Hashtags and Play Around With Three New Filters

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In a first, Instagram, the world’s most popular photo-sharing app, has allowed emojis to be used in/as hashtags. The app has also added three more filters, namely Lark, Reyes and Juno.

Before, you could add an emoji to captions, but they could not be searched as a hashtag. But now, the new update will allow you to hashtag a particular emoji that can be searched just like any other hashtagged word. Also, if you previously had tagged an emoji, it can be searched now. Instagram explains the change in its official blog:

Over the past few years, emoji have become part of a universal visual language. And just as we share photos and videos, we use emoji to communicate emotions and feelings in ways that anyone can understand, regardless of language or background. With emoji hashtags, you can discover even more by adding them to your own photos and videos, searching them on the Explore page and tapping on them when you see them in captions.

You can try out the different emojis here.


Talking about the new filters, Instagram, has been inspired by adventure outdoor looks. Instagram blog states they are “a family of modern, subtle filters that brighten and enhance your photos in refined, beautiful ways”.


Lark filter desaturates red colour and while raising the blue and green hues. Reyes gets back the retro look in the picture while Juno taps at cooler tones of colour for a vibrant picture.

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