Instagram is making design changes in Explore, bringing you more ways to discover photos, videos, products and Stories relevant to your interests.
When you go to Explore, you’ll now see a newly designed navigation bar, which features shortcuts to IGTV and Shopping followed by topic channels tailored to your interests, such as Food, Art and Travel. “IGTV” and “Shop” shortcuts are pinned to the front of the bar.
In addition, by tapping on “IGTV,” you’ll see the recently updated home for IGTV, where you can browse a personalized feed of recommended videos from creators you follow or may want to follow. By tapping on “Shop,” you’ll now have access to category filters in the navigation bar. These filters let you browse specific types of products on Instagram, including Beauty, Clothing, Home Decor and more. This feature will start rolling out in the US today.
Over 500 million people use Instagram Stories every day. The redesigned Explore grid will now feature Stories. In the same way that Explore recommends posts based on topics you’re interested in, the grid will now provide you with personalized Stories recommendations. Instagram will begin rolling this out over the coming weeks.