As if enough of your spare time hasn't been sucked up by the black hole that is Instagram, users can now follow hashtags on the app.

This means that as well as other accounts, you can get updates from your favourite topics on your feeds.

Since it was created in 2010, Instagram has been central to popular trends in beauty, fitness and food. And in an apparent bid to keep its 800 million active users hooked, the Facebook-owned platform has made it even easier for you to engage with your favourite content.

Instagram is also testing out a "recommended for you" section in the feeds of a handful of users, The Verge reported. To compile this, the app draws up images that other users have liked or that its algorithm believes match your tastes. For those who mindlessly like posts or double-tap content in the hope of attracting new followers, this could drag up a strange hodgepodge of content.

Below we've rounded up some of the weird and wonderful hashtags you can follow on the app right now.


The perfect cheeseburger !

Depending on your stance on melting sliced American cheese onto crisps, this hashtag will either serve up the finest food porn or make you question humanity.


Who knew Budapest was so colourful?! #fromwhereistand ❤️???

A post shared by Ali Tweedlie (@jazz_ali) on Dec 14, 2017 at 7:09am PST

An alternative take to the reams of pedestrian travel content on the app, the snaps on this hashtag take in a view of the floor. One for fans of shoes and interiors alike.


Mask-ara.. #replacemyface

A post shared by ahmad_abi (@ahmad_abi) on Nov 20, 2017 at 1:24pm PST

The combinations of how people can obscure their faces with other faces is, it turns out, almost infinite.


Credit: @slimepeony Fc: 222

A post shared by Satisfying Slimes (@roses1ime) on

What is slime, how is it made, and how is a teenager from Texas making $3,000 a month by creating it (according to Time)? Shh. Don't ask too many questions. Just click play, and get the visual equivalent of a brain massage.


Who could have predicted that the internet, one of the greatest tools humans have ever invented, would be used to showcase the hilarity of man's second-best friend. And yet here we are giggling over photos of cats that look like they're in the money.


Autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR, is a cult hit online. This term describes the tingling feeling some people get from certain stimuli, including tapping and whispering.

The sound of soap being carved is among the more unusual forms of ASMR. Type in #ASMRSoap and over 20,000 posts pop up.