Instagram Update for iOS and Android Brings Speed; Easy Searches, and—of course—Facebook Sharing

By Molly Oswaks on at

Version 2.5.0 of Instagram for iOS and Android was released today. The update is not wholly transformative, but it brings to the already popular app a few incremental advancements that improve the overall experience of the app.

Revamped profile tab: the layout is a lot cleaner and more intuitively arranged.

Search for users and tags in the Explore tab: this makes it super easy to find and follow your friends.

Improvements to commenting: thanks!

User search autocompletes based on people you follow: like Twitter, sorta.

Visual improvements: yup.

Speed optimizations: always good.

Optionally share likes to Facebook (enable in your Profile > Sharing Settings > Facebook): and so it begins...