How To Use #Hashtags

A hashtag is a clickable, searchable keyword or phrase that is created by typing the # symbol at the start of a word or short phrase that contains no spaces or punctuation. #HashtagsAreAwesome

Hashtagging a word or phrase automatically turns it into a topic and is added to an index of all the other times that hashtag has been used. Clicking on the hashtag will show you this index of hashtagged posts. This gives you an overview of what people are saying about this topic. 


To start your own hashtag, simply go to the group that you want to post to, and start typing your post. Include your hashtag wherever you feel it may be appropriate. 

 


Once you start typing your hashtag, a drop down will appear with previously used hashtags. If you recognise the one you want, select it. If not, continue typing and the app will remember this hashtag for the next time you post. 


To see an overview of all the hashtags being used in your community, go to the Search bar and type in a hashtag. This will automatically pull up a list of all the hashtags used in your community, and the number of posts for each one: 



Clicking on the desired hashtag will open a page which will display all the posts associated with it: 



Disciple Tips: 

  • Try to keep your hashtags short, snappy and catchy! The catchier your hashtag, the more likely people are to join your conversation.
  • Using capital letters at the start of each word in your hashtag will make it easier for people to see what you’re saying.