An Instagram update – algorithms, top hashtags, live broadcasts & more

It’s a solo episode this week, and a pretty technical one too, looking at some of the big changes we’ve seen on Instagram over the past year. In this episode I’ll cover a bit of an algorithm update, shoppable photos, what’s going on with the ‘top 9‘ hashtag grid, the new features for Stories and Live, and how you can use some of these things to help your account grow.

Things I talk about in this episode:

  • My new course for winter photography, Gloom & Glow
  • Changes to the ‘top 9’ hashtag grid on Instagram
  • The introduction of shoppable posts – tags in photos with links
  • Polls in Instagram Stories
  • Using any photo or video from your camera roll on Instagram Stories (not just from the last 24 hours!)
  • Sharing your Stories to Facebook
  • Changes to Galleries on Instagram – landscape, portrait or square
  • Live broadcasting with a friend
  • Algorithms, and why great content is still the key

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