Instagram Adds People Tab to Explore Menu, Allows Users to Edit Captions

By David Cohen 

InstagramEdit650Instagram released two new features for its iOS and Android applications: Users can now edit their captions, and a people tab was added to the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network’s search menu.

The changes, which were rolled out Monday, were detailed in a blog post:

In this update, we’re continuing to improve the explore page on Instagram by making it faster to find people you want to follow. With this in mind, you’ll see that the explore icon at the bottom of your screen has changed to a magnifying glass. When you open explore, you’ll now see two tabs: photos and people. The photos tab has not changed. It contains the same scrolling grid of photos and videos you already know. The new people tab highlights interesting accounts for you to discover.


In addition to the updates to explore, we’ve added the ability to go back and edit captions on your posts. When you share a moment to Instagram, a typo shouldn’t get in the way. This has been one of the top requests that we’ve heard from the community, and we’re excited to finally bring it to you today. You’ll find a new “edit” option in the menu beneath your image. Tap it to edit your caption.


Instagram also said in an email to AllFacebook that a typeahead feature was added to its search menu, delivering dynamic results as users type each letter of their queries and quickening the process.

Instagram users: What do you think of these updates?