Facebook #Hashtags

Jun 14, 2013 • 8:20 am | comments (10) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Facebook Search
 

Facebook #Hashtags

Facebook now finally supports #hashtags, what took so long? I am not sure. Facebook talks about how this will help solve problems with search, discovery, participation and socially connecting. So why did they wait all this time? Well, maybe because it can look spammy?

Now hashtags will be clickable on Facebook just like on every other social network including Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest. When you click on a hashtag in Facebook, you'll see a feed of what other people and Pages are saying about that event or topic.

Facebook said you can do three things with hashtags on Facebook now:

  • Search for a specific hashtag from your search bar. For example, #NBAFinals.
  • Click on hashtags that originate on other services, such as Instagram.
  • Compose posts directly from the hashtag feed and search results.

Will you #hashtag your posts?

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Comments:

Praveen Sharma

06/14/2013 12:26 pm

A welcome update. :)

Andy

06/14/2013 12:33 pm

This seems to be a slow roll out and I haven't got them yet, neither do a few others I asked. It will be interesting to see if it works for Facebook though when it's fully rolled out.

Eyeflow

06/14/2013 02:00 pm

Interested to see how hash tags will be influencing Facebook's Edge Rank!

Josh

06/14/2013 02:56 pm

#whocares

Paul Keene

06/14/2013 03:15 pm

Not much use for Mac owners in the UK where the keyboard has no hashtag???

Brandon

06/14/2013 03:55 pm

Great, now I'm going to see #junk all over my Facebook feed.

Mark Johnson

06/15/2013 10:29 am

Alt and 3 (on the top of the keyboard). Hope this helps!

Arun Sharma

06/15/2013 01:14 pm

It would be great if they work on it! Thanks to update us!

Jewellery Monthly

06/17/2013 09:33 am

great addition, although agree with Brandon easy to spam now with well placed hashtags. Press 35 on your numeric keypad for apple keyboards

Jensplan (Jakob Nanneson)

06/17/2013 09:54 pm

If only people could mark their sport related messages with #sports and I could remove that tag from my news feed, thank you.

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