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4 Ways To Search Reels, Instagram Posts And Photos

Short videos like reels have become so popular nowadays. A recent Internal report from Google stated that nearly 40% of Gen Z is using platforms like TikTok and Instagram Reels to search. Since they are not a proper search engine like Google, searching anything on them is not as easy as it looks, especially on Instagram, as it does not have a proper system to search reels. So today, we will discuss how to search reels on Instagram.

How to Search Reels, Photos, and Post On Instagram

Unlike TikTok, there’s no straightforward and dedicated menu to search reels on Instagram. However, there are a few ways you can use to search or browser only those reels you are interested in. So let’s have a look at these ways.

Search Reel From Explore Page

The most common way to search a reel on Instagram is via the explore page. Here’s how you can search for an Instagram reel from the Explore page.

1. Go to the explore page (search icon from the bottom navigation bar).

2. Enter the keyword or hashtag for which you want to search the reel.

3. Tap on the Tags tab to find relevant hashtags around your search.

4. Choose the correct hashtag.

5. Now, on the hashtag page, tap on reels to see all the similar reels.

Search Similar Reel From A Reel

Another way to search reels on Instagram is via a reel itself. It can be done in two ways, i.e., via hashtags, audio, or effect. Here’s how you can search for a reel from another reel.

To search a reel from a reel:

  • Using Hashtag – Tap on the hashtags added in the captions of the reel to browse reels of similar niches.
  • Using Audio – Tap on the audio or the song used in the reel to browse more reels with the same audio.
  • Using Effect – Tap on the effect used in the reel to see all the reels created using the same effect.

Search Reel From One Account

If you already know which reel you want to see, maybe from a specific account. Then the process is simple.

1. Go to the explore page (search icon from the bottom navigation bar).

2. Search for the account you want to see the reel from.

3. Open the profile, and go to the reels tab to watch all reels from that account.

Bonus: Search Instagram Reel from Browser

You can also search Instagram reels using your browser, it allows you to search for reels from a specific niche. This method can be used on both mobile as well as computer. Here’s how to do it:

1. Launch any browser on your phone or computer, and search the following term “pizza” (you can replace the term pizza with any term of your choice)

2. Tap on the search result you want to see, and enjoy.

Wrapping Up

So this is how you can search reels on Instagram in different ways, like using hashtags, audio, music, effect, or from a specific account, both on mobile and computer. Similarly, these methods work for posts, including photos, and videos, as well. I hope you found this article useful. If you did, make sure to like and share it with others. Also, check out other useful tips and tricks linked below. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks.

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Gaurav Sharma

As an editor, Gaurav ensures the delivery of quality-rich, detailed, and accurate content tailored to the right audience. His three years of experience as a reviewer allow him to provide comprehensive evaluations of various consumer gadgets. On the video front, Gaurav serves as a video production manager for both long and short formats and anchors short videos at GadgetsToUse.