Today, Instagram released an update to its Explore tab that introduces Instagram Stories for locations and hashtags.
Similar to Snapchat’s location- and event-based stories, Instagram can now collect content from individuals’ Instagram Stories that include location stickers or hashtags.
Just search for a location or hashtag in Instagram’s Explore tab and look for a story ring at the top of the page!
Location stories are available now on iOS and Android in version 10.22 of the Instagram app. Hashtag stories will roll out soon.