Explore Tab in Discover Stream


The Explore tab is the first tab you see when you go to your Discover Stream. This is the tab where you will find the posts that are imported (or streamed) from Social Media (i.e., Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter), based on the hashtags you are tracking in your Stream.

The Explore tab is found in the top menu bar of Chute Discover.


This article provides an overview and description of the features of the Explore tab.



Filtering Content 

When searching for specific types of images, there are several ways to filter your Stream to show only those topics that you are interested in.

The Search bar allows you to search by hashtags. Simply type in a hashtag such as #cruise and press Tab.


  • When searching for multiple hashtags, this will work as an AND statement. Filtered assets must meet ALL criteria or must contain ALL the hashtags you specified in the search bar to appear as a filtered result.
  • Due to the Instagram API Deprecation last Dec 11, 2018, you can no longer search for usernames. If the Stream was created before Dec 11, 2018, then the username may still be searchable from the assets collected before that date.

Iris: Search for Brands, Objects, or Scenes

Iris is a Chute technology that allows you to search for assets based on the content of the photo. The Iris Brands, Objects, and Scene Types filters can be used to search for specific types of images or assets with no hashtag needed. If you do not see these options in your Explore tab, you can reach out to support@ignitetech.com to have it enabled.


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

Checking off multiple Scenes will act as an OR statement and will 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 will pull in images marked with any of the selected object types.



Filtering content by Time Frame 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 seven (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 filter by date range. Click the checkmark (Screen_Shot_2020-01-24_at_4.36.21_PM.png) once you have set the desired date range.

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 will be shown.

Saving Content to Boards or Clipboard


The content 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 before moving it to a Workflow or Display at a later time. Using the Save button under the 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, which can then be moved to a specific album at a later time.

Boards also act as the intermediary tool that you can use to achieve cross-Campaign content sharing within your organization. To learn more about this topic, please visit the Utilizing Boards to Share Assets Between Campaigns article.


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