Hashtag - Definition

September 2016


Hashtag - Definition



A hashtag is a word or key phrase preceded by the # symbol, that will act as a "marker" (tag) for this word or phrase, thus highlighting it (a topic of interest).
  • The hashtag makes it easy to find and group messages. The user simply has to type down a particular hashtag to get the messages containing it.
  • Hashtags first appeared on IRC networks and are still being used on social networks (Facebook) or in other type of Internet services (Twitter, Instagram, etc ...).

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