New Instagram search bar takes stalking to the next level

New Instagram search bar takes stalking to the next level Mashable We're using cookies to improve your experience. Click Here to find out more. Mashable Mashable Mashable Australia Mashable France Mashable India Mashable UK Sign in Like Follow Follow Mashable see more  > Search Videos Social Media Tech Business Entertainment World Lifestyle Watercooler Shop More Channels Videos Social Media Tech Business Entertainment World Lifestyle Watercooler Shop Company About Us Licensing & Reprints Archive Mashable Careers Contact Contact Us Submit News Advertise Advertise Legal Privacy Policy Terms of Use Cookie Policy Apps iPhone / iPad Android Resources Subscriptions Sites Mashable Shop Job Board Social Good Summit Tech Like Follow Follow New Instagram search bar takes stalking to the next level 3.4k Shares Share Tweet Share What's This? Image: Raymond Wong/Mashable By Raymond Wong 2016-03-28 15:27:20 UTC Stalking on Instagram is going to change forever. Instagram is testing a new search bar that'll let you search a specific person's followers, as well as who they're following. The search bars appear under the "Followers" and "Following" section within the app. While Mashable recently discovered the feature, it appears Instagram is testing it among a only select group of users. Several colleagues did not see the search bar under their own accounts. Instagram has not yet responded to a request for comment. See also: 16 apps that will seriously raise your Instagram game Here's what the feature looks like on iOS running on an iPhone 6 (note: I couldn't replicate the feature when logged into my Instagram account on a Samsung Galaxy S7). Image: Screenshot: Raymond Wong/Mashable Although it sits atop of the page, the search bar appears to disappear on its own after a while. But, if you force quit the app by swiping it away within iOS's multitasker and then relaunch the app, it returns; that is, if it was blessed onto your account in the first place. And here is what it's like in action: Needless to say, the addition of a search bar to the Followers and Following sections is going to take stalking/creeping to the next level. One Twitter user described it perfectly: Instagram finally has a search bar under the followers & following. now I don't have to scroll through 8213756204 people when I'm creeping — Amber Glaskox (@amber_glaskox) March 25, 2016 She wasn't the only one overjoyed with the new search bar and what it could do for her: Instagram is just made my stalking so much easier with this search bar in the following/followers list — Xavier Rapheal (@ItsZaeOk) March 27, 2016 shoutout to Instagram for making it easier to stalk someone by having a search in someone's followers — jess jess (@thunder_bunniez) March 26, 2016 Being able to search on people's Instagram followers has made my creeping a whole lot easier — olivia (@livduffyxx) March 25, 2016 you can search people's followers/following lists now, thx @instagram for fueling my petty stalking habits — nicole hammond (@HammondNicoIe) March 24, 2016 People are gona be in trouble now that Instagram has a search bar for followers/following — Shmariell (@arielldani) March 28, 2016 There's a search bar in people's followers now on Instagram . Lurking just got 100x times easier — Peruvian Papi Â¥ (@KxngMvrcus95) March 28, 2016 PSA there is now a search bar when you look at people's followers on Instagram — Sara Gatlin (@_sgat) March 27, 2016 YOU CAN NOW SEARCH FOLLOWERS AND FOLLOWING ON INSTAGRAM, GOD HAS BLESSED US ON THIS EASTER SUNDAY. #blessedt — Emma (@lameemmae) March 28, 2016 Instagram has been steadily adding new features to both its app and its website. Most recently, the company added exact date stamps to Instagram posts, a notifications tab and an Explore page to its website. BONUS: Xiaomi Mi 5 is an incredible Chinese phone with an unbeatable price Topics: Apps and Software , instagram , Mobile , search , stalking , Tech About Us Jobs Advertise Subscribe Privacy Terms Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe. ©2005-2016 Mashable, Inc. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited. All Rights Reserved. Designed in collaboration with Code & Theory