Facebook announced that hashtags will now be clickable on its site.
Hashtags have been used on other social networking sites such as Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest. It is a form of microblogging where ‘#’ is inserted against the keyword or topic you want to talk about.
“To date, there has not been a simple way to see the larger view of what’s happening or what people are talking about,” wrote Greg Lindley, product manager at Facebook, in a blog post. “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.”
Users can add a hashtag to add context to a post or refer to a larger discussion of the topic. By clicking on a hashtag in Facebook, you’ll see the feed of what others are saying about that particular keyword.
“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,” commented Lindley.