What is Hashtags?
Hashtags - a word or phrase preceded by the symbol #, used to identify messages on a specific topic. It creates a link which allows users to find all messages containing the same hashtag.
Initially used on Twitter, hashtags have been adopted by other social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook as well. They have become an important part of digital communication and are mainly used to categorize content into topics for easier searchability.
In addition to being a tool for discovery and searchability, hashtags also serve as an effective way of communicating with others interested in the same topic around the globe.