Proper crediting has never been more vital as creators interact, encourage one another, and move the culture forward on Instagram. This is especially important for disenfranchised and underrepresented producers and collaborators, whose efforts are frequently overlooked. Therefore, Instagram is introducing improved tags on the app to make it easier for creators to get recognition for their work.
What are the new Enhanced Tags feature on Instagram?
Proper creative credit and acknowledgment serve as a springboard for new discoveries, new possibilities, and economic empowerment. Crediting is an entrance point for many marginalized creators to develop a sustainable career as a creator while resisting cultural appropriation and ensuring the world understands who is leading culture.
The Instagram community has joined together in recent years to promote creators and have developed alternate methods to credit each other, such as tagging one another in posts and photographs, therefore the devs are introducing this feature to Instagram.
People may share and examine a creator’s unique contribution to a photo or video post using enhanced tags, which reflect a creator’s self-designated profile category on their professional accounts in their People Tag. For example, if you’re a makeup artist, lyricist, or another key contributor to a post, your efforts will be highlighted more prominently in the post.
How to use the new Enhanced Tags feature on Instagram?
To use the new feature on Instagram, users just have to follow these simple steps:
- Open the Instagram app and tap the (+) in the top right corner
- Create a new Post and tap Next
- Make any creative edits then tap Next
- After writing a caption, tap Tag People
- Select Add Tag and search and select your contributors
- Tap Show Profile Category to display the creator category
- Tap Done
- Once you’ve added any additional tags and details, tap Share