tech2 News StaffAug 02, 2014 15:23:45 IST
Twitter gives you the freedom to add a hashtag to any word you can think of. Some are self-explanatory, while some are best understood only by the one who tweets it. This could explain why Twitter is testing a feature that could help users understand the meaning behind a tag.
As reported by The Wall Street Journal, searches for different hashtags will now display an explanation in addition to tweets associated with the hashtag. The new feature has been rolled out in the latest update of the iPhone Twitter app. Desktop and Android users are yet to receive the update. With this a regular hashtag will have a legend explaining its origins or the reason behind it. For example, #tbt will bring out Throwback Thursday, #smh Shaking My Head and #oitnb points out the TV series “Orange Is The New Black”.
Hashtags work similar to search keywords and are useful for finding what's trending on the web. With descriptors for popular hashtags, newbies can also be in the know and make sure they are not left scratching their heads trying to figure out what the buzz is about.
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