Aggravated at Instagrammers that put up #hastags in the midst of sentences? Instagram might be testing an answer together with a handful of different new options. Doing a little reverse-engineering, tech researcher Jane Manchun Wong discovered code that factors to a number of potential upcoming options inside Instagram, together with a devoted spot for hashtags, the choice to restrict posts by geography, and an growth of the Tales sharing.

A part of that reverse-engineered code suggests Instagram is contemplating creating a chosen spot for hashtags when creating a brand new put up. The transfer would separate hashtags from captions, leaving a separate discipline for hashtags, much like the separate possibility for tagging folks in pictures (and now video). In addition to eradicating hashtags from the precise written textual content, a devoted spot for hashtags could assist Instagram fine-tune current choices like following a hashtag or discovering new matters in Discover.

Different code factors to the potential of limiting posts and Tales to particular geographic areas, an possibility known as geofencing. Positioned contained in the settings, the potential function permits customers to decide on international locations and areas the place the put up can be seen. The screenshots seem to use to all posts, so the software isn’t designed to share one put up in a single space and one in one other.

Whereas geofencing adverts is a well-liked software for companies on social media, the reverse-engineered code suggests the software might be obtainable for extra than simply enterprise accounts. Dad or mum firm Fb has the same software, however for Pages. The screenshots of the reverse engineering additionally solely present the choice to pick a rustic or continent, in contrast to advert instruments that enable additional refinement by state or zip code.

The function that permits customers to share a public put up inside Tales is getting a bit wider as effectively — one take a look at permits customers to share another person’s Story as a sticker in your individual Story. Instagram doesn’t have the choice to share like Fb and Twitter to the feed, however the Tales format is a bit more open to shares, offered the proprietor created a public put up and didn’t disable the choice in settings.

Instagram declined to remark, so for now, think about the options rumors which might be backed up by the app’s code. Whereas the code suggests Instagram is testing the options, not all assessments see a large rollout to all customers.

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