How to Search Multiple Hashtags on Instagram and Twitter?

Katarzyna Katarzyna
April 21, 2022 ・ 5 min read

Hashtags can be a great way to find content relevant to your interests or connect with more people on social media. Whether you manage an Instagram or Twitter profile for your own use, for some organization, business, or a client, there is always a moment you wonder how to track multiple hashtags. I have been there. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions on how to search numerous hashtags on social media platforms. Let’s get started!

As you probably already checked, not every social media platform allows you to search for more than one hashtag in its internal search. Instagram is one of them. Lack of multiple searches could be a real pain.

The good news is that I have a solution!

It works for my professional and personal purposes. It will work for you too. Oh, and it’s a totally safe and legal way – don’t be afraid, it doesn’t require your Instagram or Twitter login credentials. 

Table of contents:

How to search multiple hashtags on Instagram

The answer is short. You can’t do it using the Instagram app. I have tried to do it in many ways. I typed many combinations using the search bar. And it is not allowed to track or search two or more hashtags using the Instagram desktop or mobile app.

How to search multiple hashtags on Instagram
How to search multiple hashtags on Instagram

For a reason only known to Instagram, we can track and search only one hashtag. So to search numerous hashtags, you need to use an external tool. The social listening software will be perfect for this purpose.

Brand24 is a tool that tracks and searches multiple hashtags across social media.

How to search multiple hashtags on Twitter

Searching for multiple hashtags on Twitter is very simple. Use the search bar and type two or more hashtags you want to find. You will find tweets that contain them.

How to search multiple hashtags on Twitter
How to search multiple hashtags on Twitter

Also, Twitter allows us to search hashtags through Advanced Search. This feature is available on a desktop. All you need to do is to click on the 3 dots next to the search bar. Then just filter tweets and voila, you can search multiple tags more precisely.

Twitter Advanced Search
Twitter Advanced Search

Advanced searching of multiple hashtags with a social listening tool

Social listening software tracks all public mentions containing the keyword you want to monitor. In this case, it will be a hashtag or rather many hashtags.

With such a tool, you will be able to search multiple hashtags across many social media platforms. During looking for such a tool, I advise you to pay attention to monitored sources. Not every tool tracks Instagram.

For example, Brand24 monitors Instagram, Twitter, Quora, Youtube, TikTok, Twitch, and Reddit. That’s not everything. It also monitors traditional online media such as news sites, blogs, forums, forums, reviews, newsletters, and podcasts.

And yes, you can search for multiple hashtags across all those sources.

How to do it? There are 2 ways.

As an example, I will show you how to search for multiple Instagram hashtags using the Brand24 tool.

01 Set up a project tracking multiple hashtags

First, I need to set up a project and let the tool collect data. Let’s assume I want to track the #nike #run and #workout hashtags.

How to set up a monitoring project
How to set up a monitoring project

From this moment, the tool starts collecting public mentions with hashtags from monitored sources. You’ll have some data initially, but I recommend you wait a little while to let the tool work and gain new, latest data in real-time.

The tool will collect posts that contain #nike or #run or #workout hashtag.

So, the next thing is to filter results by source. If you want to see, for example, only Instagram posts, all you need to do is to click on the Instagram icon.

How to search multiple hashtags on Instagram
How to search multiple hashtags on Instagram

Set up the Brand24 tool and start hashtag searching and tracking.

02 Search for multiple hashtags using the search bar

Above I showed you how to set up a project that tracks multiple hashtags. Here I will show you how to search for many hashtags on a project that tracks one keyword.

Thanks to advanced filters and Boolean Search, you can search for multiple hashtags across projects.

So, I want to find all the posts containing #nike #run and #workout hashtags. In my project, which tracks Nike as a keyword, I marked Instagram as a source. Then in typed #nike {AND} #run {AND} #workout.

As a result, the tool presents all Instagram posts containing those three hashtags.

How to search multiple hashtags on Instagram
How to search multiple hashtags on Instagram

With Brand24, you filter data in many ways. You will be able to:

  • Search for posts that have a positive, neutral or negative sentiment
  • Sort posts by popular or recent
  • Find posts that have a high Influencer Score
  • Filter posts by interactions (shares, likes, comments)
  • Filter posts by date range

Also, with Brand24, you will discover relevant hashtags you can add to your posts. How? Based on monitored data, the tool detects trending hashtags you can use on your Instagram profile.

Furthermore, thanks to advanced analytics, you can measure hashtags’ performance. You will be able to track key social media metrics, such as reach, sentiment, the share of voice, AVE, etc. Check:

Set up the Brand24 tool and start hashtag searching and tracking.

Conclusion

Instagram doesn’t let us search for multiple Instagram hashtags inside its app. Hashtag search is limited to one.

Twitter allows searching multiple tags in its app, but it doesn’t give access to analytics of those tags. Furthermore, you must scroll through hundreds of Twitter posts to find valuable ones.

Social listening tools seem a great way to track and search multiple tags.

The significant advance of such a tool is the possibility to search for many hashtags on many social media platforms at the same time. It will help you keep track of what people are saying about your brand or product and give you a better idea of how to improve your hashtag marketing strategy.

So, sign up for a 14-day free trial and search for multiple Twitter and Instagram hashtags.