Download Graphics to View Question: I like using hashtags on Twitter. Can I use them on Facebook too? If so, how does it work?

Answer: Yes, you can use hashtags on Facebook, and the process is very similar to the way it’s done on Twitter. Hashtags are useful for helping other users understand the context of your post, and for adding your voice to an ongoing virtual conversation about a particular topic.

All you need to do is write your hashtag within a post. That’s it! For example, your post could read, “Watching the big game! #GoHawks.” As with regular posts, your hashtagged post will only be visible to people you’ve allowed to see it.

If you’d like to see what other people are saying about your hashtag topic, search for the hashtag (including the hashmark) using the Facebook search bar.