This week, Facebook began rolling out hashtag use for users to search and tag.
If you’re a regular to Facebook, you’ve probably noticed many people have already been using hashtags. It’s likely they’ve developed a habit from posting to Twitter and Instagram. But anyone on this social network can now use hashtags- and they’ll work. These hashtags will now be clickable and users can search for them as well.
We’ve seen hashtags in Twitter for years, allowing us to live tweet, search an event or subject and get things trending. Other social media platforms such as Pinterest, Flickr, Tumblr and Google + have already been allowing users to participate in a common conversation through hashtags.
As of yesterday, Facebook users will begin to see this new capability. Gradually, we will all be able to join in on Facebook hashtag use over the next several weeks. Once it takes off, we’ll likely see trending capabilities being incorporated as well.
Hundreds of millions of people around the world use Facebook daily to connect with friends and family. With enhanced ways to connect with more people and be a part of the conversation, we think users have not only anticipated this but will make the most of it.
What do you think of Facebook finally incorporating hashtags? My opinion: #itsabouttime