Facebook 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.
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-
— Mari Smith (@MariSmith) June 12, 2013
Facebook to introduce clickable hashtags http://t.co/3gGEBU0QQp
— Jamshed Wadia (@JamshedWadia) June 13, 2013
Hashtags on Facebook wheeee!!!! Now instead of random people, I can find out which of my friends I want to unfollow!
— Rohan Joshi (@mojorojo) June 12, 2013
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.
Facebook introduces hashtags. When will Twitter introduce the Poke?
— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) June 13, 2013
— Sir Rusty the Great (@_TeamHewitt) June 13, 2013
The last thing I want in #FacebookHashtags is people clicking on one and the link helping them land directly on Twitter.
— Don't Know Why But I (@Being_Prasanna) June 13, 2013
People on Fb aren't really there for thoughtful discussions so what's the point of hanshtags #FacebookHashtags
— Patakha Guddi (@digitalwomaniya) June 13, 2013
— Ryan J. Zeigler (@ryanjz) June 12, 2013
— Mrs Georgina (@FunkyKindaLove) June 13, 2013
#FacebookHashtags are introduced for those who are not on twitter so that they can feel awesome things before they die.
— ॠ cha (@Tweetwati) June 13, 2013
Facebook with hashtags huh? Not gonna help people getting bored of it. #facebookhashtags
— Night Owl (@theperrii) June 13, 2013
Earlier ppl use 2 copy tweets n paste it in their fb timeline…now Facebook took the lead n copied entire hash tag itself #facebookhashtags
— शक्ति-Man (@rahulsingh18) June 13, 2013
— Nitin Chauhan (@NitinKrChauhan) June 13, 2013
What do you think? Is Facebook introducing Hashtags a good move? Is it gonna change the way we engage on Social Media?