Quick Hashtag Definition
Hashtag means a symbol that precedes a searchable link.
What Does Hashtag Mean? – The Full Answer
A hashtag is a symbol (#) that precedes a searchable link.
The label that immediately follows the # symbol (e.g. #metoo) is set as a searchable tag that categorizes the content of a social media message, which allows people to easily find other messages that use the same tag. A hashtag archive collects all messages that use the same hashtag.
Hashtags are generally used on unmoderated media, where the hashtags aren’t controlled by any one user or group of users. Once created, hashtags can’t be retired.
Hashtags can also provide additional commentary to a message (e.g. far too much to drink last night, today will be hell #hangover #thatllteachme). When used in this way, the link isn’t intended to be searched.
Where Would You See Hashtag?
In texting and chat, and on social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and messaging apps such as Snapchat.
My only aim for tonight was to be asleep by twelve so I’m not dead for work tomorrow #Fail.
I don’t know when I took this photo, but judging by the hair and shoulder pads it had to be the 1980s. #tbt
I’m getting tired of hearing how because of the #metoo campaign some men are now afraid to flirt and have to watch their behavior. Maybe they’re worried they can no longer pass off sexual harassment as “just flirting” anymore.
It’s definitely a lace me up jeans kinda day #ootd
As Mollie Hemingway said, Trump did not create distrust of the media, distrust of the media created Trump. #fakenews
Random Hashtag Stuff
The hashtag symbol has been used in computing since the 1970s.
The practice of using the hashtag on social media to categorize messages originated on Twitter in 2007. It was Twitter users, rather than Twitter itself, that started this practice.
Other Hashtag Meanings
Last Updated: August 3, 2018