Facebook adding hashtags to News Feed

hashtagfacebookIf you are someone that has been constantly thinking, “Facebook should just add hashtags already,” then you’re in luck; that is exactly what is happening. Facebook today announced that it will be bringing the ever-popular “hashtag” to its News Feed. Officially, that is, seeing as anyone can simply put the “#” symbol in front of a word, but now it will be a clickable link that takes you to a page showing everyone that is talking about whatever said hashtag you clicked on.

Many people most likely feel indifferent towards this, such as myself. I don’t use many other social networks aside from Facebook and Twitter, and I’ve always associated hashtags with Twitter, so most likely won’t start using them on Facebook anytime soon. However, for those that wish to, can soon freely do so without someone commenting “Facebook doesn’t support hashtags!” or “Hashtags belong on Twitter!”. One thing that I’ve always noted to people saying that is to point out that Instagram, a service owned by Facebook, uses hashtags, therefore it was inevitable that Facebook gain the ability.

What do you think? Did you want hashtags on Facebook? Are you mad, sad, happy or glad about this? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.


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  • DarrenButz

    Oh no. They had to give in. I hate seeing hash tags on Twitter, and they belong there! Now on Facebook too!?