A hashtag is putting a pound sign (#) before any word or expression with no highlight or spaces. The hashtag goes about as a record of the keywords used on a social media platform. Hashtags have become an integral part of social media. They’re used on every major social media site except LinkedIn, and they’re also used on many smaller social sites.
Hashtags on Twitter
Twitter is hashtag central. Sure, hashtags work on many platforms, and they are definitely worth using on all those platforms. But hashtags are a part of Twitter’s DNA, though they were not actually born there. The hashtag’s first use was in the Internet Relay Chat. Once you’ve started using Twitter, it won’t take long before you come across what’s known as a hashtag. That’s when you see something in a tweet that has a # prefix.
Including trending and popular Twitter hashtags in your social media posts is a great way to boost your messages to reach people beyond just your own followers. When you use a popular hashtag in a post, you expose that message to everyone discussing that topic and looking at the messages relevant to that subject.
Popular Hashtags In Recent Times That Became Trend on Twitter
Let’s start with the top general hashtags, these hashtags are used millions of times daily. Though they are awesome if you want to generate a ton of likes for your photos, like
Following the #Mannkibaat, #jallikattu and #GST came out to be the most trending hashtags on Twitter in India in the year 2017, as per the micro-blogging platform. Twitter also added “#MumbaiRains and #TripleTalaq emerged as some of the top trending hashtags of the year”.
Though anything can be a hashtag, it’s important to use the right hashtags if you’re looking to maximize your reach. The more popular a hashtag, the more effective using it will be when you are trying to share your content with others.