When the world’s biggest photo sharing social media platform makes changes to its app, photographers take note.
In its latest post about planned updates, Instagram has given its users the ability to follow certain hashtags as well as receive recommendations from the service on what to follow.
It is hoped these new features will help communities and artists discover one another’s work more easily as well as allow for easier collaboration between large groups of people.
Some photographers worry that this service will only make it easier for dishonest Instagram users to steal from others – a topic we covered recently on this blog.
While the problem of theft of the work of others on the Instagram platform is rampant and problematic, it is also difficult for people to connect with other like-minded creators without doing detailed searches. Hopefully the recommendations and the ability to follow a certain hashtag makes this process somewhat easier.
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