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 a substitute 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 check” earlier than it will get a wider launch.
Typing a “#” into the put up textual content subject brings up a card with the subject you’re tagging or different, related ones. Beneath that, every of the matters comes with a rely of posts about it, identical to Instagram does.
These with Threads’ new tagging characteristic can solely add a single matter to a put up at a time, which can most likely restrict anybody hoping to spam their posts for higher attain. However once more, this may very well be a pleasant factor, particularly should you just like the clear look Threads has (for now), or for anyone who hates in-line hashtags. Meta says it would proceed to work on the characteristic as time goes on, so this primary model most likely gained’t be its remaining type.