One of the newest features on Instagram is the ability to follow your favorite hashtags. This feature is awesome for anyone who wants to stay up to date with posts on their favorite hashtags. When you follow a hashtag, all the posts for that hashtag are added to your Instagram feed.
Check out how to do it!
How to Follow a Hashtag on Instagram
To follow a hashtag on Instagram you are going to need to be sure that your Instagram app is updated to the latest version. Once you have updated your Instagram app you will tap the magnify glass icon to open up the search page. Once here you can tap the tags tab and search for your favorite hashtags. When you select a hashtag you will be presented with this screen:
To follow the hashtag you simply tap follow below the hashtag story just like you would if you were following an account. Once you follow the hashtag, when posts are posted using the hashtag, they will appear in your feed. Instagram stories with the hashtag will also appear in your story bar at the top of your feed.
How to See How Many People Follow a Hashtag
One of the big questions asked about the newly added ability to follow a hashtag on Instagram is “can you see how many people follow an Instagram hashtag?” This question is likely to be asked by someone who has started a hashtag either for fun or for their business and is interested to see how many followers it has accumulated. Unfortunately there is no way to see how many people follow an Instagram hashtag. The only measurement that is displayed on a hashtag is the number of posts.
Comment below if you think you should be able to see how many followers an Instagram story has.