Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Facebook adds hashtags

Posted on

Facebook Hashtags

Scrolling through our News Feeds, stopping to admire photos of our newly engaged friends’ left hands, wishing with all our hearts there were some way to easily access even more shots of diamonds, or wedding dresses, or babies, or whatever, especially those belonging to people we don’t actually know in real life — we’ve all been there.

And Facebook has finally come up with a way to solve this pressing problem. Starting Wednesday, the world’s biggest social-networking site has officially integrated hashtags into its interface. Not sure what a hashtag is? It’s cool, Gramps — let the nice Facebook people explain: “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.”

It’s entirely likely that this won’t have an appreciable effect on the way you use Facebook. Still, it’s nifty to know that we’ll now have the option of seeing people who dare to attain major life milestones all gathered together in one place — provided they remember to tag their status messages with #ThingsThatMakeYouFeelInadequate. (And just imagine how fun this will be come election season.)

Follow Hillary on Twitter.

Read more:

Netflix stock dips after ‘Arrested Development’ receives mixed reviews

Grumpy Cat’s getting a movie. Which other memes could work on the big screen?

Yahoo buys Tumblr: Should users of the meme machine be worried?