Facebook Hashtag Feature Is Coming
Social network behemoth Facebook is working on incorporating a Twitter-style hashtag on its site to group Facebook users conversations as reported by the Wall Street Journal.
According to the Wall Street Journal, "Facebook is testing whether to follow Twitter's lead and allow users to click on a hashtag to pull up all posts about similar topics or events so it can quickly index conversations around trending topics and build those conversations up, giving users more reason to stay logged in and see more ads."
Facebook already has tagging for people, pages and location. By implementing hashtags on the site, anyone who wanted their posts surfaced better on Facebook could add a hashtag to their post, and Facebook could then help searchers find the tag related to what they're looking for.
Hashtags, are of course, already incorporated on Twitter, Google+, and Facebook-owned Instagram. Apart from being a basis for trending topics, hashtags also work as a way to index conversations centered around a particular topic. In addition, adding hashtag support on Facebook would enable the expansion of the company's Graph Search functionality even better.
Meanwhile, sources who are "familiar with the matter" tells the Wall Street Journal that Facebook is working on the feature, but it might take a while to be released.
Facebook, however, for its part tells the press that the company "do not comment on rumor or speculation."