Instagram the photo blogging site has a verity of products posts such as a perfect phone case from the manufacturers. However, until now it is incredibly difficult to track down the exact product and buy it. This is about to change. Starting next week Instagram is testing a way to shop products directly from the image with iOS. Some of the top United States brands are allowed to include a link to their posts. On the bottom, left of each post there will be a “tap to view” icon. Upon click, tags with names and price will appear on the screen of up to five products. To see a more detailed description tap on one of the tags. Users can tap on “Shop Now” link to actually buy the product they are looking for. On tap, the shop now will open a link to the website in Safari.
Instagram is not taking any cut from the product you chose and it is a lot easier to shop like this rather than the previous walk around method mentioned a report. The company said product recommendation is a feature that is kept for later so that users can revisit the product. In the United States, this new Instagram feature will be available for selected iOS users from next week.