Instagram Update: Emoji Hashtags & New Filters

By Justin Lafferty Comment

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Instagram recently released an update, adding three new filters to the system and the ability to add an emoji to a hashtag.

The three newest features available on Instagram are titled Lark, Reyes and Juno, Instagram explained in a blog post:

Inspired by weekend adventures outdoors, Lark, Reyes and Juno are a family of modern, subtle filters that brighten and enhance your photos in refined, beautiful ways. Lark desaturates reds while punching up blues and greens to bring your landscapes to life. Reyes brings a dusty, vintage look to your moments. And finally, Juno tints cool tones green while making warm tones pop and whites glow for vibrant photos of people.

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In an even more interesting development, Instagram has also included emoji support for hashtags. Now you can include a smiley face in a hashtag and see who else has done the same:

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.

Readers: Are you excited to use emojis in hashtags?

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