Instagram Update Brings Speed, Easy Searches, and—of course—Facebook Sharing (Updated)

Version 2.5.0 of Instagram for iOS and Android* was released for download today.

The update is not wholly transformative, but it brings to the already popular app a few incremental advancements that improve the overall experience of the app.

Revamped profile tab: the layout is a lot cleaner and more intuitively arranged.

Search for users and tags in the Explore tab: this makes it super easy to find and follow your friends.

Improvements to commenting: thanks!

User search autocompletes based on people you follow: like Twitter, sorta.

Visual improvements: yup.

Speed optimizations: always good.

Optionally share likes to Facebook (enable in your Profile > Sharing Settings > Facebook): and so it begins...

*Update: A previous version of this article stated that the upgrade was unique to iOS; we have since learned that Android received the same update and the article as been updated to reflect this information.