Instagram’s new video channels will help you geek out over your obsessions

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Instagram wants you to watch more video.

The company is adding new topic-based video channels to the “explore” section of the app. The channels, which will be labeled as “picked for you,” will surface based on topics you may be interested in.

Instagram first introduced video channels to the explore section of the app in an update last spring. But the latest update adds a couple dozen new topical channels that allow users to watch clips around specific interests they may have.

The 23 new channels cover a wide variety of topics and range from super specific (“hair braiding” and “special effects makeup”) to more general interests (“fishing” and “ceramics”). Read more…

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