Today, on a blog post, Facebook announced that they are rolling out searchable hashtags as well more features in an effort to play a greater role in real-time public conversations.
Not that you couldn’t include hashtags on Facebook before, they just weren’t linkable as it is on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, or Pinteres.
From now users will be able to click a hashtag to see a feed of discussions about a particular topic. For example, typing a number sign in front of “beaches” or “dinner” will turn the words into a link that users can click on to find posts about beaches or dinners.
Starting today you can:
- Search for a specific hashtag from your search bar. For example, #FloridaBeaches
- Click on hashtags that originate on other services, such as Instagram.
- Compose posts directly from the hashtag feed and search results.