Hashtag and location pages include public photos and videos that were shared with the corresponding hashtag or location. You can tap on the top of these pages to see public stories and scroll down to see public posts.
You can also follow community hashtags. For example, if your favourite breed of dog is a Yorkshire Terrier, you can follow #YorkshireTerrier and pictures with this hashtag will appear in your newsfeed.
Instagram Direct lets you send messages to one or more people. You can send the following things as a message on Instagram Direct: Photos or Videos you take or upload from your library, posts you see in your Newsfeed, Disappearing photos and videos, Profiles, Text, Hashtags and Locations.
To see the messages you’ve sent with Instagram Direct, tap the ‘paper aeroplane’ in the top-right corner of Feed. From there you can manage the messages you’ve sent and received.
When you send a post from your newsfeed using Instagram Direct, it’ll only be visible to people who can already see it. For example, if you send a post from a private account as a message, only people who follow that account will be able to see it. Photos or videos sent with Instagram Direct can’t be shared through Instagram to other sites like Facebook or Twitter and won’t appear on hashtag and location pages.