What Are Hashtags?

What Are Hashtags?

What Are Hashtags? 

Hashtags are a way to group tweets together on a specific topic. They are preceded by the # symbol and are used to search for tweets about a certain topic. For example, if you wanted to search for tweets about the Super Bowl, you would use the hashtag #SuperBowl.


Hashtags (#) are words or phrases preceded by a hashmark and used on social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to categorize messages. Clicking on a hashtag in a message on any of these platforms will take you to a results page that shows all other tweets, Instagram posts, and Facebook posts that also include that hashtag.

Hashtags can be a powerful tool for connecting people with similar interests and for following conversations on specific topics. They can also help you find content and people to engage with on social media.

To create a hashtag, simply type the # symbol in front of a word or phrase, without any spaces. For example, on Twitter you might post a message that says “Heading to the #summerfest tonight!” and anyone who clicks on the #summerfest hashtag will see all the other tweets that include that hashtag.

On Instagram, you might post a photo of your favorite summer drink with the caption “Enjoying a refreshing #mangoicedtea on this hot day!” and anyone who clicks on the #mangoicedtea hashtag will see all the other Instagram posts that also include that hashtag.

Hashtags can be used on both Twitter and Instagram to add context to your posts, and they can also be used on Facebook, but they don’t work quite the same way. On Facebook, hashtags are used to help people find posts about specific topics, and they don’t always show up in the same place on the page.

Not sure which hashtags to use? There are a few ways to find popular hashtags for your posts. One way is to use a hashtag generator, like RiteTag. Another way is to check out the hashtags that are being used on trending topics or by your favorite brands or celebrities.

The key to using hashtags effectively is to use them sparingly. If you use too many hashtags, your posts will look like spam and people will be less likely to engage with them. A good rule of thumb is to use no more than three hashtags per post.


Hashtags can be used to add humor, or to make a point about a topic. They can also be used to get the attention of other users on social media sites.

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