When searching by User:

  • @ is not needed when searching Instagram handles
  • Auto-complete for usernames will not populate. The exact Instagram handle will have to be manually typed in
  • Limitations set by Instagram:
    • Only Instagram Business and Creator Profiles will show up in searches
    • Private or Personal Instagram handles will not display any post results back 

When searching by Hashtag:

  • # is not needed when searching for hashtags
  • Auto-Complete for hashtags will not populate. The exact hashtag term will have to be manually typed in
  • When searching by either username or hashtag, Instagram sends back the posts displayed in the search results. Not all tagged posts may appear
  • Limitations set by Instagram:
    • The original Instagram Poster handle will not appear
    • Published dates will not appear
    • 30 Unique Hashtags can be searched for in a rolling 7-day period

Planoly Pro Tip: If you are planning to repost content from another Instagram account, it's always a good idea to ask permission from the account before posting. You can ask for permission via a comment on their post or DM.