Facebook May Introduce Hashtags

People find it odd seeing their friends post hashtags on Facebook. Although hashtags (keywords preceded with a pound sign, like #hashtag) do not work in Facebook, they actually work if their FB account is connected to Twitter. But a report from Wall Street Journal suggests that Facebook may make those pounded words functional within the social network.

Hashtags are currently incorporated on Twitter, Google+, and Facebook-owned Instagram. Apart from being a basis for silly trending topics, hashtags work as a way to index conversations around a particular topic. Sources who are “familiar with the matter” tells Wall Street Journal that Facebook is working on the feature, but it might take a while to be released.

Read more about it on our tech news blog, YS.com!

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