Instagram now lets you hashtag emoji

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In quite possible the best update since their decision to allow brelfies (yes, that was only a few weeks back. But it's a really big deal), Instagram have cemented the true value and power of emoji in a truly brilliant way. 

Yep. It's true. You can now hashtag emoji. 

Which is great, because seriously, sometimes you need to see all the photos of how people who are feeling. And how do you possibly express those emotions in words? Answer: you can't. 

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"Over the past few years, emoji have become part of a universal visual language," write Instagram on their blog. "And just as we share photos and videos, we use emoji to communicate emotions and feelings in ways that anyone can understand, regardless of language or background." Truth. 

"With emoji hashtags, you can discover even more by adding them to your own photos and videos, searching them on the Explore page and tapping on them when you see them in captions."

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Instagram have also introduced three new filters alongside the emoji-breakthrough. They're pretty and all, but - let's be honest - nowhere near as exciting as the ability to add poop emoji hashtags to every photo you upload.

The three new filters are called Lark, Reyes, and Juno (classic fancy 'gram names. Good job, guys.), and are inspired by "weekend adventures outdoors." 

In fancy Instagram speak, here's what each of the filters will bring to your outdoor selfies and picnic photos:

"Lark, Reyes and Juno are a family of modern, subtle filters that brighten and enhance your photos in refined, beautiful ways. Lark desaturates reds while punching up blues and greens to bring your landscapes to life. Reyes brings a dusty, vintage look to your moments. And finally, Juno tints cool tones green while making warm tones pop and whites glow for vibrant photos of people."

Sounds about right. 

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.co.uk

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