Facebook announces developments to support hashtags

Hashtags are soon to be supported on Facebook as well as Twitter, as the social networking site has announced plans to introduce to clickable links wherever the ‘#’ sign is used.

In order to allow members to keep up-to-date with popular topics being talked about on the social networking site, Facebook plan to develop the site so that it supports hashtags, similarly to Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Facebook announced their plans yesterday via their website, saying that the changes offer a “larger view of what’s happening” around the website.

Once a hashtag is clicked on, a list of posts will be brought up, letting users see what else has been discussed on the same subject.

“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,” Facebook said.

“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.”

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