Hashtag support finally comes to #Facebook


It took long for Facebook to adapt to this user-invented phenomenon: hashtags.

Hashtags were invented by Twitter users and quickly adopted by Google Plus. Finally Facebook have given in!

The change means one big thing to social media power users: More networking and discovering as well as community building opportunities:

Upon clicking on a Facebook hashtag, users will see a box that layers above the Facebook page they’re currently on and casts it into shadow. In the box, they’ll see the people and pages in their network that have used the hashtag in chronological order. They can also see mentions from people outside their network whose Facebook pages are public, but the focus is on people or brands that users have chosen to connect to.