Hashtag(#) or Pound Symbol, all we know it is a very common trend to social users.
Whatever they do, wherever they go, they don’t even mind to use #.
History of Hashtag(#)
Chris Messina, the former Google UX designer who first proposed # or Pound Symbol. He suggested Twitter user to use # to create group. But Twitter grounded his idea. Later Twitter incorporated #. Following in Twitter’s footsteps, Facebook also incorporated the hashtag on the year of 2013.
How do we use Hashtag(#)
Hashtag(#) turns topics and phrases into clickable links in your posts on your personal timeline or Page. This helps people find posts about topics they’re interested in. When you click a #, you’ll see a feed of posts that include that #. You may also see some related hashtags at the top of the page.
When you add a hashtag to your post, the people you’ve shared your post with can also see it in that Hashtag‘s feed. For example, if you share a post with a hashtag with Friends, they can see your post in that hashtag’s feed.
Also keep in mind if you use a # in a post you share to Public, and allow people to follow you, your post will appear on your public profile and in that hashtag’s feed.
Reality of using hashtag
But the reality of using this thing is jaw-dropping. None of the user actually understand the proper utilization of it. They just create their own weird hashtag and become master of none. That is why posts are barely even seen and shared by others.
So always do research on your desired hashtag before you use in your post for better reachability.