Hashtags are common nowadays. Especially when it comes to Twitter, they are an essential part of how the social network operates. However, Twitter appears to be considering changing how users interact with hashtags, and that may bleak.
This could be the end of hashtags on Twitter
Twitter has been working on an experiment in which hashtags are no longer clickable, according to an engineer and app researcher Jane Manchun Wong. Currently, users may quickly search other tweets with the same hashtag.
There are several TV shows that encourage users to write about them on Twitter using the same hashtag. Apple itself often uses the #AppleEvent to promote its special events. These are also helpful locations to see as #ShotOniPhone.
With this change, it would no longer be possible to click on a hashtag to locate other tweets using it. Wong has an idea of what motivated Twitter to take an end to hashtags.
The developer notes that branded Hashtags, which are those with a custom icon, will be available. These special hashtags are only offered to brands that pay for them, similar to an ad. Twitter may have realized that keeping hashtags exclusive to paid content will result in more income for the platform.
It is important to keep an eye on that this is just an internal experiment, and that Twitter may never remove hashtags from its platform.
Twitter is working on a project in which #hashtags are no longer accessible links.
(Unless the Tweet contains Branded Hashtags like #OneTeam and #Periscope that brands pay to add an icon next to hashtags for a while to promote content)
I''m not sure what this means for pic.twitter.com/DdcYyDVaNM.
Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) October 10, 2022
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