A new update from Instagram is making it easier for users to find local businesses or attractions by adding a searchable map that lets users “discover popular local businesses near you.”
The announcement of the upgraded feature was made by Meta CEO Mark in a story on Instagram. According to the story, the map will show you a list of places nearby and will let you see posts about a certain place or see only certain types of business.
In order to get to the map, if someone tags a place in a post or story, you can tap on the tag and hit “see location” to get to the location’s page. If you move around on the map, you’ll then be able to search the area to see what’s nearby. You can also search for places in the Explore tab. Tapping on a place search result will take you to it on the map.
Once you’ve searched the area, you can use filters to narrow down the search results so you only see restaurants, bars, parks, or other types of places. You can also save locations if you want to check them out later.
This update is now mostly available in all countries, and businesses are set to get a lot of customers with the help of this tool.