By Melony Roy
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Facebook is adding Twitter-style hashtags, giving its users the ability to follow conversations.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force To Announce Teacher Vaccination Initiative
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: Brotherly Love: Northeast Philadelphia Man, Family Bringing Joy To Hundreds Of Children Through Bikes
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.3 Men Wanted For Stealing ATM From Convenience Store In Brewerytown, Philadelphia Police Say