Facebook introduced Hashtags, Twitter got angry

facebook hashtagsFacebook yesterday officially unveiled Hashtags to its platform, it was much foreseen by many Social Media Experts around and finally it is here. Well, when I think about hashtags, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram are the three social media platforms that comes to my mind. I was so addicted to hashtags that I started searching them on Google and I got relevant search results, and mostly it was Google+ and Twitter. Now I can expect Facebook results also, at least on Bing.

See what Facebook says about introducing hashtags-

Starting today, hashtags will be clickable on Facebook. Similar to other services like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest, hashtags on Facebook 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’ll see a feed of what other people and Pages are saying about that event or topic.
facebook introducing hashtags
Now you can:

  • Search for a specific hashtag from your search bar. For example, #NBAFinals.
  • Click on hashtags that originate on other services, such as Instagram.
  • Compose posts directly from the hashtag feed and search results.

As always, you control the audience for your posts, including those with hashtags.

Well personally I feel this gonna change a lot of things for Facebook pages, Facebook ads, groups, conversations, Facebook contests and so on. Look at what some of the famous Social Media Champs has to say about it-

But, it also looks like many Twitter users really got pissed off

I have seen many users getting mad on Facebook Hashtags. Look at the tweets below, some of them are really funny and some really make sense.

https://twitter.com/Trendulkar9/status/345083542696521729

What do you think? Is Facebook introducing Hashtags a good move? Is it gonna change the way we engage on Social Media?

A social media and web tech enthusiast. I keep myself busy with building social media strategies, tactics, exploring new platforms and sharing the best of my knowledge online. I like to play basketball and football.

Share your thoughts here!