Following the lead of the other social media companies such as Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest, Facebook began rolling out hashtags on its site last Wednesday, June 12. With clickable hashtags, users will now be able to see a feed of what other people and pages are saying about a specific topic, thus enabling users a simple way of seeing the bigger picture of what’s happening today.
As Greg Lindley, FB’s Product Manager, writes, “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.”
According to the company’s official press release, hashtags is just one of many features that will be surfacing on the social networking site that is aimed at harvesting some of the interesting discussions people are having about public events, people and topics.
With hashtags, Facebook users will now be able to do the following:
• Search for a specific hashtag from your search bar.
• Click on hashtags that originate on other services, such as Instagram.
• Compose posts directly from the hashtag feed and search results.
For more information, you may visit Facebook’s Help Center.