Friday, March 15, 2013
Facebook Plans To Introduce Hashtags Into It's Services Just Like Twitter Does!! (Details)
Facebook Plans To Introduce Hashtags Into It's Services Just Like Twitter Does!! (Details) Facebook might become a bit more like Twitter soon. According to reports from The Wall Street Journal and All Things D, Facebook is experimenting with using a popular Twitter feature — the hashtag. According to the reports, Facebook is working on ways to incorporate the hashtag into the service. Like it does on Twitter, the #+word combination would group conversations around specific topics.
“It is unclear how far along Facebook’s work on the hashtag is and the feature isn’t likely to be introduced imminently,” the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. When reached by ABC News, a Facebook spokesperson said, “We do not comment on rumor or speculation.” Instagram, which was purchased by Facebook for $1 billion last year, also incorporates the hashtag.
Users can tag their photos with hashtags and they will be grouped together when you select that tag. The functionality would also keep people on Facebook longer and talking about specific topics, all which would be a boon for Facebook’s advertisers, the Journal said. The functionality would also complement Facebook’s new News Feed, which was introduced last week. The new feed allows users to see feeds with just specific types of content, including photos, games and music. This week Facebook also rolled out a new design to its Timeline, which groups status and updates on the left side and content and apps on the right.
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