By Melony Roy
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Facebook is adding Twitter-style hashtags, giving its users the ability to follow conversations.READ MORE: 2 Mothers, Babies Rushed To Hospital After Being Rescued From Burning Frankford Apartment Building, Officials Say
Hashtags are nothing new in the social sphere, and you may have even used them on Facebook. But until now they had no functionality.
In a blog post, Facebook has announced that users will now be able to include a hashtagged phrase (such as #thingsihatemost or #USOpen) in their posts and watch it become clickable.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Trial: Pennsylvania National Guard Activated To Philadelphia As Officials Prepare For Verdict
Facebook says its hashtag functionality will be similar to that on other services such as Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest. When a hashtag is included in a post, clicking on it will pop out a feed that aggregates posts from others that have been tagged with the same phrase.
Users will be able to search for hashtags, click on hashtags that come from other services, and write posts directly from the hashtag feed.Keith Campbell Sentenced Up To 76 Years In Head-On Crash That Killed 3, Including 2 Mummers, In South Philly