We pretty much use hashtags every time we want to post something on social media in order to make our content more discoverable. We also use it to search for content and engage with others. But how did hashtags start, why do we need them and are they used the same way across all social platforms?
Well, to start off, hashtags started on Twitter and then became common on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+ and many other platforms. How hashtags are used differ from one social media platform to another and should be used correctly in order to be efficient. Here’s how: