Threads is now rolling out a new tags feature globally on the platform. The Meta-owned platform was introduced earlier this year to compete with Elon Musk’s X. Meta announced a few weeks ago that it was testing the use of tags on Threads posts. The feature, also known as hashtags, has been popular on social media sites for years and is available on multiple platforms, including Threads-rival X, formerly Twitter. However, the hashtag version of the thread comes with some limitations and changes.
Instagram head Adam Mosseri announced in a thread Post Users can now tag a topic in a post. He confirmed that the feature is available to all users globally. The feature is said to help users categorize their posts and make them easier to find and engage with. Although the feature is similar to the hashtag feature available on other platforms that has become quite popular over the years, thread tags come with a few visual changes and some functional changes.
Mosseri telling In threads tags, the “#” symbol will not be shown, and users can tag more than one word, even if they are different, and most importantly, only one tag can be added per post. According to Mosseri, this change on tags is intended to make conversations more focused on communities and less on “engagement hacking”.
To use a tag on threads, you can do Use the “#” key on your keyboard or newer , Button in Post Composer. You will be presented with a list of existing themes to choose from or you can choose to create your own theme. You will be able to use spaces between words and include special characters within tags.
Since the “#” symbol does not appear on posts, the tag on Threads posts appears in blue, similar to a link. You can click on tags to follow other conversations on the same topic. Also an Instagram product designer couple Emoji can also be used as or included in tags.
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