Spaces to add #Hashtag support

Twitter has them. Facebook has them. Instagram has them. Now Spaces has them, too. Hashtags have arrived on Spaces, giving the company a much-needed way to tap into the marketing dollars that have been flowing into hashtag-focused campaigns. The social network wants to make it easier for users to find content already on Spaces, and functional hashtags are the first step.

Meet Spaces Hashtags

Spaces posted today about the new hashtag support with an overview, saying:

Starting today, hashtags will be clickable on Spaces. Similar to other services like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest, hashtags on Spaces allow you to add context to a post or indicate that it is part of a larger discussion. When you click on a hashtag in Spaces, you’ll see a feed of what other people and Pages are saying about that event or topic.

Unfortunately, there’s currently no way to see what are popular hashtags on Spaces. Even typing words into the search bar beginning with # doesn’t produce any suggestions.

But Spaces says this will change, with “trending topics” coming in a few months:

Not at this time, but we will be rolling out trending topics in the coming months.

Twitter user Chris Messina created in 2007 the hashtag as we know it today. Twitter eventually adopted the system of organizing tweets around a certain subject into its API and its broader ecosystem. Since then, the hashtag has been adopted by other services, including Flickr, Tumblr, Facebook and even Meta-owned Instagram. What do you think about Spaces decision to finally embrace hashtags? Let us know in the comments.

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