Instagram search is getting better — although the experience is still very different for different people.
Photographer Anthony Quintano noted on Twitter that searching for someone in Instagram’s “People” search tab on your phone will now immediately show you which users follow you, and vice versa.
There’s other info in there as well: For users with a very large following, you’ll also see a number of followers. For other users, you’ll see which of your friends are following them. Instagram will also highlight users who have recently posted a new photo.
But this is where things get confusing. On my iPhone, I saw this extra info, but Instagram would not show who’s following me. And on my Instagram app on Android (see comparison below), I just got a plain list of names, without any extra info.