Instagram updates website to become more useful

Miley Cyrus on instagram

Instagram has announced an update to its website which is likely to make it a bit more useful.

Nearly three years after it first came to the web, the company said it was rolling out a search feature on its website. You can now search for hashtags, locations, and user accounts right from your desktop, The Verge reported.

Instagram is also refining the landing pages for hashtags and locations, so that when you click a link on Instagram.com, you’ll see a page with the most popular results placed on top of recent photos.

The move comes about a month after Instagram introduced improved search and discovery features inside its mobile app, redesigning its “explore” tab to surface trending tags and places.

“Instagram.com is designed to be complementary to the mobile apps,” the company said in a blog post.

Meanwhile, Singer Miley Cyrus showcased her raunchy avatar on the virtual platform by sharing a series of racy Instagram posts, including a topless photograph of herself with star-shaped pasties covering her modesty.
Miley Cyrus on instagram
The 22-year-old delighted her fans with a series of racy posts on the photo-sharing site during a duration of 24 hours, reports dailymail.co.uk.

One image showed her posing topless with a pair of star-shaped pasties. With magenta lipstick and a platinum blonde wig, the “Wrecking ball” hitmaker captioned the image: ‘Moooood fo sho.’

The singer also shared a photograph of herself getting her hair done into a top knot as she covered up a little. She captioned: “Get it right get it tight @andylecompte.”

Cyrus also showed off her colourful nails in another image, and wrote: “Wainbow nailzzzz @stephstonenails”. She sticks out her tongue in it.

Photo sharing site Instagram that banned the hashtag #curvy because it was being used to propagate sexually explicit content has not gone down well with plus-size women who have launched a protest campaign, media reported.

Instagram has decided to ban the hashtag to crack down on nudity as adult-oriented photographs and videos are often tagged with the word, Daily Mail reported.

Now plus size women have been sharing images with #Curvee in protest.

Female users across Instagram have also included hashtags like #bringcurvyback, #everybodyisbeautiful, and the popular #effyourbeautystandards.

For instance, a woman who posts under the moniker @rachel_curvemodel, shared a summery snap of herself posing underneath a tree decorated with rainbow-coloured streamers.

Another user called @thelizblack, shared a holiday photograph of herself in a palm-print two-piece. In the image she can be seen flaunting her curvaceous figure in a swimming pool while holding a doughnut shaped rubber ring.

Yet another annoyed female activist, who posts under the name @sassy.scarlet, included statements such as #pinupmodel, #beautyhasnosize and #styleatanysize alongside the #curvee hashtag.

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