REPORT: Facebook Extends Hashtags To Mobile Site, Introduces Related Hashtags

When Facebook introduced hashtags earlier this month, it promised more related features in the coming weeks and months. According to a report in TechCrunch, the social network is starting to deliver on that promise, saying that it will add support for hashtags to its mobile site, m.facebook.com, and that it began rolling out related hashtags in its search results.

When Facebook introduced hashtags earlier this month, it promised more related features in the coming weeks and months. According to a report in TechCrunch, the social network is starting to deliver on that promise, saying that it will add support for hashtags to its mobile site, m.facebook.com, and that it began rolling out related hashtags in its search results.

Facebook’s announcement earlier this month about the debut of clickable hashtags concluded:

Hashtags are just the first step to help people more easily discover what others are saying about a specific topic and participate in public conversations. We’ll continue to roll out more features in the coming weeks and months, including trending hashtags and deeper insights, that help people discover more of the world’s conversations.

While Facebook’s mobile applications are still without hashtag support, the social network told TechCrunch it would begin adding support for the feature to m.facebook.com Thursday night.

As for related hashtags, according to TechCrunch, when users perform searches for hashtags, the results page will display other hashtags that are often posted with the subject of the search, giving the example of a search for #equality also bringing up #lgbt and #pride.

Neither related hashtags nor hashtags on m.facebook.com were working for us Friday morning, but TechCrunch offered screenshots of both.

Readers: Will this added functionality boost the usage of hashtags on Facebook?

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