Threads is testing hashtags with a aspect of trending matters

Three screenshots showing the new Threads topic tagging feature
Threads is including trending matters and hashtags. | Picture: Meta

Mark Zuckerberg revealed Meta is testing a brand new tagging characteristic for Threads that’s like hashtags, however not precisely. Sure, you’ll use a hashtag to create or add to a subject’s dialog, however as an alternative of displaying up as a hashtagged phrase, Threads converts it to a blue-text hyperlink. Australian customers will get the primary crack at it within the preliminary “restricted take a look at” earlier than it will get a wider launch.

Typing a “#” into the submit textual content area brings up a card with the subject you’re tagging or different, comparable ones. Beneath that, every of the matters comes with a depend of posts about it, identical to Instagram does.

These with Threads’ new tagging characteristic can solely add a single subject to a submit at a time, which is able to most likely restrict anybody hoping to spam their…

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