Facebook has just announced that it is launching hashtags to ease following conversations you are interested in. Currently hashtags are only “beginning to roll out” the feature, so you might not see it right away. Facebook says that the hashtags that you see “similar to other services like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest” as in a feed of comments will appear when you click on the hashtag. According to Facebook functionality will include the ability to write posts directly from a hashtag feed, searching hashtags for topics that are relevant to you and being able to click on hashtags that come from other services.
In Facebooks words:
“Every day, hundreds of millions of people use Facebook to share their thoughts on big moments happening all around them. Whether it’s talking about a favorite television show, cheering on a hometown sports team or engaging with friends during a breaking news event—people on Facebook connect with their friends about what’s taking place all over the world. …
To bring these conversations more to the forefront, we will be rolling out a series of features that surface some of the interesting discussions people are having about public events, people, and topics. As a first step, we are beginning to roll out hashtags on Facebook.”
What are your thoughts about hashtags on Facebook? Yes or no?
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