Explore Tab Introduction


This article provides an overview and description of the features of the Explore Tab. This is where you find the results from hashtags or geolocations you are tracking.

The Explore Tab is found in the top menu bar of Chute Discover (see below):




Table of Contents

  1. Filter content based on:
  2. Sort content based on how recently it was posted, popularity or trending.
  3. Save content to boards or your clipboards.
  4. Update your stream to include relevant content or remove undesired content. 


Filtering Content 

When searching for specific types of images there are several ways to filter your stream to show only topics you are looking for at that moment.

Search Bar

Note: This feature is affected by the Instagram API update in May and December of 2018.


The Search bar allows you to search by hashtags or usernames. Simply type in a hashtag such as #cruise and press tab to show the hashtag in a green box. You can also search for usernames by typing in @username_example and pressing tab to surround the username in an orange box.

Note: When searching for multiple topics, this will work as an AND statement. Filtered assets must meet ALL criteria in the search bar to appear as a filtered result.


Iris: Search for Objects or Scenes

Iris is a Chute technology that allows you to search for assets based on the content of the photo. The Iris Objects filter and Scenes filter can be used to seek out specific types of images with no hashtag or location needed. If you do not see these options on your Explore tab you can reach out to support@getchute.com for more information.


When using the Scene Types or Objects dropdowns, use the checkboxes to select topics you are interested in and use the Apply button to filter images based on your criteria.

Checking off multiple Scenes will act as an OR statement and pull in scenes identified as any of the scene types you are seeking. Checking off multiple Objects will also act as an OR statement and pull in images marked with any of the selected object types.


Geo and Locations

The Location and Geo dropdowns are used to filter content from specific regions. These are the tools to make sure you are getting content from your local area that you want to feature.


  • The Location drop-down menu allows you to filter content based on continent, country, state or city. This is a more broad search of content. Simply check mark any locations you wish to track then click Apply to view your filtered results.
  • The Geo drop-down menu will allow you to filter content based on specific locations based on location pins used on social media. This option is perfect if you want to search for content near a specific business or attraction.

Note: Selecting multiple locations will act as an OR statement and pull in results related to any of the selected locations.

See Tracking Content Using Geolocations for more information.



timeframe.pngFiltering content by timeframe allows you to find more recent content or content for a specific time period during the life of your stream. By default, this is set to 7 days. This can be changed to:

  • All-time: This will show all assets gathered since the stream was created.
  • Last 24 hours
  • Last 7 days
  • Custom Date Range: This allows you to set a custom date range. Press the checkmark once you select the desired date range to filter by.


Note: You are only able to see assets that were posted after the creation of your stream. If you set a time frame for before the stream was created, no assets are shown.


Sort Content

Note: This feature is affected by the Instagram API update in May and December of 2018.

sort.pngContent by default is sorted by Trending which means that images that are getting the most attention currently show first. You can change the sort method to the following:

Trending: Images getting the most attention via likes or comments right now.
Popular: Images with the most likes and comments overall.
Recent: Images posted most recently.


Note: When determining trending or popular images, comments are weighted higher than likes when determining the sort order.


Save Content to Boards or the Clipboard

boardsave.pngContent found using the Explore tab can be saved to what is called a Board or your Clipboard. Boards are albums within the Discover app where content can be stored to move to a workflow or display at a later time. Using the Save button under your photos in Explore allows you to save to an existing Board or create a new Board.

The Clipboard acts as a copy/paste action to quickly move assets from Discover to Workspace. Saving assets to your Clipboard is done by using the same Save button used to save to a Board. The Clipboard does not act as an album, but simply a temporary holding place for assets to move to an album of your choosing.


Update your streams

Sometimes you encounter new hashtags or user accounts that you want to capture in your stream which means you need to update your stream to capture these new topics into your stream. When updating your stream it captures these new topics, users or locations only for future posts coming into your stream.


The Edit button in the top navigation bar is where you edit your stream to include/exclude additional hashtags, user accounts or locations to track.



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