How To Add A Hashtag To Instagram Story Text With The App's Newest Update

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If you're a fan of falling into related-content hashtag web holes, you're going to want to know how to add a hashtag to Instagram story text with the app's newest update, because it's going to be your new favorite distraction. You know, the kind of distraction that you pretend you didn't see coming. A few clicks and you're so far from where you started that you don't even remember what you came for anymore? Ah yes, a good old hashtag portal to another time — aka, hours later.

Personally, I'm really into hashtags. I think they're the key to optimal social platform experiences. Browsing through hashtags is the best way to find like-minded people, similar content and new inspiration. It's a great way to connect with new people and join or start your own micro communities within Instagram. Basically it gives you an excuse to spend even more time on the app, once you're already caught up on your friend's lives.

Whether you're looking for fashion inspiration, food porn, puppy pictures or bucket list suggestions, it's easy to find it by browsing through community hashtags. With the use of hashtags I've found inspiration for redecorating my room, instructions for how to make amazing vegetarian dinners and lots of suggestions for new beauty products — it's so helpful to see them in action.

I'm sure your personal feed is great and the friends you're already following post lots of interesting content, but it never hurts to branch out and see what else it out there. So now that you can hashtag in your Instagram Stories, you're going to want to take advantage of that, stat. Here's how to use it:

Head To Stories

Incase you've been living under a rock or refuse updates, Instagram Stories are located on the upper left hand corner of your screen. Click the little camera icon to get started.

Snap A Pic

Either take a new pic or choose one from your last 24 hours library and commit to it!

Hashtag

You can either find the hashtag sticker in the sticker tab, or you can simply create a hashtag manually by hitting the text tool and starting with a "#." It's very intuitive.

Enjoy & Browse

Once you post your story, the hashtag will go live and you can browse through related content. What's more, people who are currently browsing that hashtag will be able to find you. This could mean new friends and new followers. So if you're in the market for some more eyes on your content, this is a great way to bring in new accounts.