Facebook introduces hashtags
June 14 , 2013
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.