It has been reported that Instagram are expanding their product tagging feature to every user in the US.
Before this announcement it was only businesses and creators who could tag their products on Instagram. Now all users in the US can tag the products of businesses who have Instagram Shopping set up. If someone tags your product you will be notified. This expansion is great news for businesses as it provides even more ways for them to be discovered and enhances the relationship between brands and consumers.
People come to Instagram to share and discover trends and inspiration. Product tagging will make it possible for anyone to support their favorite small businesses, share how they styled their looks along with the products they used and more.Instagram
Beneficial for brands
As long as a user tags a brand in their post they will see the option to then tag products. With 1.6 million people tagging brands in their posts each week, Instagram giving all users the ability to tag products in their posts will benefit businesses. Sharing products and discovering brands will become even easier as consumers start sharing their favourite products to their followers who can then easily find and purchase those products.
Getting set up on Instagram Shopping can help you grow your business and is an important step in enabling the product tagging feature. Shops enables you to create an immersive, full-screen shopping experience on Instagram. Customers can access your shop directly from your profile, posts or story. When people visit your shop, they can explore your products and take steps to purchase them. If you have an eligible business in the US, you can set up Checkout on Instagram so that people can make purchases directly in your shop without leaving the Instagram app.