Facebook introduces hashtags

  • Facebook has introduced hashtags enabling users to track popular topics being discussed on the social network.

    The announcement was made on the California-based firm's news page on Thursday

    Adding the # symbol to a word will make it into a link that can be clicked and take users to a feed of the same topic.

    Using hashtags was first popularized by micro-blogging social network Twitter.

    Other services that support hashtags include Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+, LinkedIn and Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.

    Tagged as: Facebook, technology news, hashtags, FB hashtags, Facebook introduces hashtags