Like Twitter and Instagram, Facebook now using hashtags - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

Like Twitter and Instagram, Facebook now using hashtags

Posted: Updated:
(Source: Facebook) (Source: Facebook)
  • More newsMore>>

  • CARE Ambulance leaving Dothan area

    CARE Ambulance leaving Dothan area

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:59:02 GMT
    Residents in Dothan will soon have one less option to get to the hospital if they find themselves in an emergency.Wednesday, Care Ambulance confirmed it is closing its doors an leaving the Dothan area.More >>
    Residents in Dothan will soon have one less option to get to the hospital if they find themselves in an emergency.Wednesday, Care Ambulance confirmed it is closing its doors an leaving the Dothan area.More >>
  • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:48:40 GMT
    Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...More >>
    The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to at...More >>
  • CAEC warns customers of scam targeting co-op members

    CAEC warns customers of scam targeting co-op members

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:35:49 GMT
    Scam artists are targeting customers of the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, or CAEC, according to company officials.CAEC is issuing an alert to its members, as well as the general public, to be awareMore >>
    Scam artists are targeting customers of the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, or CAEC, according to company officials.CAEC is issuing an alert to its members, as well as the general public, to be awareMore >>
(WAFB) -

Facebook announced Wednesday that they have introduced the use of hashtags in posts.

According to Facebook, the hashtags will be clickable. Like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest, hashtags on Facebook will allow you to "add context to a post or indicate that it is part of a larger discussion."

When you click on a hashtag in Facebook, you will be able to see a feed of what other people and fan pages are saying about the event or topic.

Now you can search for a specific hashtag from your search bar. You can click on hashtags that originate on other services, such as Instagram. You can also compose a post directly from the hashtag feed and search results.

When you click on a hashtag, you will see a feed of posts that have been shared with you with others who are using the hashtag.

You are still able to control the audience for your posts, including those with hashtags. When you search for topics using hashtags, you will only be able to see the topic on public Facebook pages or if the person made the post public.

According to Facebook, this is the first in a series of features that will allow you a way to see a larger view of what is happening or what people are talking about. Until now, there has not been a simple way to do that on Facebook.

Copyright 2013 WAFB. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow