Instagram for some time has blocked certain words from their hashtag search in an effort to keep content and the experience across the site more user friendly to a large audience.
Here is the list of hashtags we have found to be blocked:
- #sex – obvious why this is blocked
- #handbra – women posting photos covering their nipples with just their hands/ arm
- #kikmeboys – used by prostitutes on Instagram to find new clients
- #thinspo – a hashtag that promoted people with eating disorders
- #whitepower – used by racists groups
- #popular – used by people trying to become popular without a true following
- #popularpage – used by people trying to become popular without a true following
There are many more terms that are banned on Instagram’s hashtag search.
Do you know of any that we should know about?
Let us know in a comment below.