How to perform instagram caption search

How to perform Instagram caption search

If you are looking for a way to search within Instagram captions, Then this article is for you. In this post, we going to show how to perform the Instagram caption search.

Instagram is one of the most used social media. It has far better engagement compared to other platforms. Instagram now allows you to search using a keyword. However, the keyword search for captions has its limitation. But this limitation can be overcome using third-party apps or tools.

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In the previous posts, we covered how to search multiple hashtags on Instagram. In this post, we are going to show how to search within a caption on Instagram using Google. Captions contain more information and hence they make it easier to search for what you are looking for.

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What are captions and why are they used?

Captions are descriptions or decorative text for posts. They provide additional information about the posts. They aren’t compulsory some pages provide info along with posts. celebrities and some others use captions to add cool texts. Captions can contain hashtags, mentions, and emojis.

Posts with good captions tend to perform better. Creating a cool caption gives a kind of good vibe and sometimes the captions tend to stand more than the image.

Instagram caption search

The above image is the screenshot of a post made by “python.hub”. The text below the image is known as captions.

How to create the captions on Instagram

Creating captions is simple. All you need is a post image and descriptive text. The captions can have up to 2200 characters. Include emojis and hashtags to make it look cooler.

Log in to your IG account. On the top right click on the plus button. Select the image or video you want to post and tap on next. Tap on “write a caption”. Insert text, hashtag, emojis, etc, and tap on the Bluetick mark.

search within caption

How to search Instagram posts by a caption

As mentioned above we will be using Google for our method. You don’t even need an Instagram account to search captions. However this method only returns the results of the posts that are made public, Captions of posts made by private accounts won’t be shown in the results.

You can also use bing, yahoo, and other search engines. Since Google is most widely used, we crafted our method using google. Other search engines have almost the same steps in order to search for Instagram captions.

Here is a quick 3 step method to search within caption using google

Step 1: Go to Google on your browser.

Step 2: Type “ intext:caption you want to search” into the search bar and hit enter or Go. We are specifying a site to search for using “site:” and Text to search using “intext:”. There shouldn’t be any space between Site: and Instagram, Similarly between intext: and search phrase.

In the below image we are looking for captions that contain the “free until” phrase.

Instagram caption search

Step 3: You will get results that contain your searched phrase in the post’s caption. Click on any results and you will be taken to that Instagram post.

You can see we got many results that contain.

You can use “AND” between search phrases to search for multiple keyphrases and “OR” to get either one of the search phrases.

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There are many third-party tools that you can use to perform a caption search but they are not simple. Most of them require connecting your Instagram account. even though Instagram now lets users search using keywords, it doesn’t provide results as Google does.

Some well-known 3rd party tools are brand24, aischedule, etc. These do come with a free version. They can provide more accurate details compared to the above method. But they take more time. You need to go through account creation, project creation, connecting with your account, etc.

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