Threads Is Replacing Hashtags With a Newer, Simpler Version

Meta’s answer to Twitter, which is now known as X, has managed to mimic many of the features that people wanted from the platform but were hesitant to avail once Elon Musk came on board. It turns out that Threads is also trying to switch things up here and there, and one of the best examples of that can be seen in the new type of tag that the social media platform is rolling out.

Known simply as Tags, this feature is going to be a way for posters to sort themselves into various topics without using old fashioned hashtags. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that this will also make it less likely that a post will have a high number of hashtags in the last line than might have been the case otherwise. Users will only be able to select one category or topic, and though they can add the tag by typing in the hash key, this symbol will be removed in the final post.

Instead, it will appear in blue text like a normal hyper link, and Meta suggests that this will make it a great deal easier for users to find posts that align with their interests. X is increasingly becoming a place where anything goes, and Threads is attempting to position itself as a saner alternative with all things having been considered and taken into account.

The new user interface that Threads just rolled out also features a hash symbol that users can tap on in order to create the requisite tag. This might be the end of an era, since Twitter and Tumblr popularized hash tags in social media prompting Facebook to follow suit, and it appears that Meta is now going to change the concept entirely.

It will be interesting to see where things go from here on out, especially considering that Meta is about to make it to Europe quite soon. There are still GDRP issues to resolve, but the fact remains that Meta is fine tuning and reworking its platform despite a mass exodus of initial users and a challenging path to Europe. If X does not change in the near future, Threads might supplant it as the most popular microblogging site on the internet.

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