Hashtags Finally on Facebook Support

Hashtags will be clickable on Facebook. Similar to other services like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest, hashtags on Facebook allow you to add context to a post or indicate that it is part of a larger discussion. 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. 

Twitter has been taking the world by storm for quite some time now and it was already creeping into the world of Facebook by way of people posting hashtags in status updates. Prepare to see this a lot more often.

Now you can:

• 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.

As always, you control the audience for your posts, including those with hashtags. 

Hashtags are just the first step to help people more easily discover what others are saying about a specific topic and participate in public conversations. We'll continue to roll out more features in the coming weeks and months, including trending hashtags and deeper insights, that help people discover more of the world's conversations.

How It Works

Hashtags are already popping up all over the timeline, graph search and within groups.
Clicking on a hashtag in your timeline brings up a stream of general hashtag content, with your friends’ posts weighed higher than the rest of the results.
Within Facebook groups, Hashtags appear to bring up posts from people within that group using that hashtag first, before searching the rest of Facebook.

With the release of Graph Search earlier this year, and the increase of hashtag-focused social campaigns being presented across multiple social media sites, in print, and increasingly, TV, it is an easy choice for Facebook to follow suit and make this cross-social communication a little easier.
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