In this guide, we will show you a potential workaround that should help you fix the issue of Recent Posts Hashtags missing from Instagram. For the unaware, this app was initially designed to be a photo-sharing platform and it did do a great job for the first few years. However, ever since it decided to step into the video domain as well, things began to go south. And once it incorporated Reels, well, things haven’t looked any worse ever since.
Unfortunately, it is Meta’s major source of revenue so you will only be seeing more of such non-sensical reels from now [well, the algorithm itself has started aggressively pushing Reels to every user’s feed]. And the ultimate suffers in all of this fiasco are the new and upcoming content creators. If that wasn’t enough, then the last change might prove to be the final nail in the coffin for these upcoming creators.
As per the latest update, Instagram has removed the option to sort or filter Hashtags via Recent Posts. As a result of this, you could now only search via Top Posts or Top Recent Posts. Selecting either of the two will only display the content from verified and popular creators. Earlier there was an option for Recent Posts, which tend to display results based on the time of upload, there was no segregation between the type of user who posted that content.
So this was the best place for the new creators to showcase their talent which, unfortunately, has been taken away from them. There have been rumors doing the rounds that they might now have to shell out bucks to make the algorithm rank them higher[ similar to what Twitter is doing nowadays with the users who have purchased the blue ticks].
Let’s just hope that these are only rumors and Instagram doesn’t end up proving them true. In between all this, there does exist a small array of light at the end of the tunnel that could help you bring back the Recent Posts Hashtags on Instagram. So without further ado, let’s check out how this could be carried out.
Fix Recent Posts Hashtags Missing from Instagram
In order to bring back this feature, all that you need to do is downgrade the app to its earlier version and then disable its auto update from Play Store. Here’s how all of this could be carried out.
- Head over to Settings > Apps > See All Apps > Instagram.
- Then tap on Uninstall > OK in the confirmation prompt.
- Now download and install an old version of Instagram from here.
- Then open Play Store, search Instagram, and select it from the result.
- Now tap on the overflow icon and uncheck Enable Auto Update.
That’s it. You should now have got back the Recent Posts Hashtags on Instagram. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.