Threads Introduces Tags, or Hashtags Without the Hash Symbol

The Threads social network from Meta is rolling out tags, which work like hashtags on other platforms but include some unique additional functions.

tags in threads
The Threads compose window includes a new # button to add a tag to your post. Unlike hashtags, a tag can be a word or a phrase (with spaces) and does not include the hash symbol, so tags fit into sentences more naturally. Tags can also use special characters.

Typing your tag performs a real-time search of existing tags that you can choose to use, or you can create your own tag. But users can tag only one topic per post to avoid tag spam. Users can click on a tag in a post to open all the posts in the search view.

Tagging a post makes it more easily discoverable in searches of the topic, although all mentions of the used keywords show up in the same search screen, whether or not the posts they are included in have also been tagged.

Currently there is no way to order searches chronologically, and Threads still lacks a trending section. Meta intends to launch Threads in the European Union this month.

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Top Rated Comments

ttaylor2258 Avatar
11 weeks ago
If threads unveils a new feature, but no ones around to witness it, does it make a noise?
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacOH21 Avatar
11 weeks ago

No one important is using it. Mostly advertisers and celebrities part of the MICC command and control apparatus. Twitter is still better and actually has content, and unlike the sheep, I don't leave a platform just because the man who bought it is a legend with balls.
That you, Elon?
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Skyscraperfan Avatar
11 weeks ago
Threads is not dead yet? Leaving Twitter to join threads is like leaving Syria for North Korea.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannys1 Avatar
11 weeks ago
Good, so idiots don't use them like full stops. Hashtags were supposed to be for tagging things with searchable tags. They ended up being random words Fiat 500 girls finished tweets with #Annoying.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sorinut Avatar
11 weeks ago

Edit: Even if Meta manages to bring more functionality to the site, it is still heavily censored compared to Twitter, where you can post nudity and comment on controversial things from any side of the spectrum without getting banned for 30 days or suspended.
Unless Musk doesn't like you:

https://gizmodo.com/10-times-elon-musk-censored-twitter-users-1850570720
https://www.cnbc.com/2023/06/15/elon-musk-led-twitter-suspended-plainsite-a-prominent-tesla-critic.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter_suspensions#2023

I don't care either way, personally; Twitter and Threads both suck, for the way I use social media. I don't want to see or be seen by anyone other than those I personally follow, and I only follow people I personally know.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
missingar Avatar
11 weeks ago

No one important is using it. Mostly advertisers and celebrities part of the MICC command and control apparatus. Twitter is still better and actually has content, and unlike the sheep, I don't leave a platform just because the man who bought it is a legend with balls.
^^ Very original thoughts. Not following a crowd. So unique.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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