Twitter is the birthplace of hashtags. In fact, the first time the hashtag was used was on Twitter on August 23, 2007 by Chris Messina.
Since then, hashtags have become so integrated into Twitter that we rarely second-guess how and where to use them. The hash (pound) symbol is perfect for the fast-moving Twitter feed.
Also, you can search hashtags on Twitter’s Explore page and discover trending topics and hashtags.
Since the platform is virtually built on hashtags, many users have been wondering whether it’s possible to follow hashtags, just like you can follow hashtags on Instagram from recently.
Unfortunately, currently, there is no direct way you can follow your favorite hashtags on Twitter.
However, there are several alternative ways with which you can follow hashtags on Twitter.
The simplest way to follow a hashtag is within the Twitter Search.
This workaround method is a bit crude but helps you if you want to follow a hashtag. The only downside is that it’s not very dynamic. If you follow a brand or a celebrity with a hashtag this method works fine. But if you want to follow changing hashtags or trending topics, you would have to repeat the process for each hashtag.
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Apart from bookmarking a hashtag search result in the browser, you can also save a hashtag search on Twitter in order to follow them.
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TweetDeck was previously a third-party app that Twitter later acquired. TweetDeck offers you a more streamlined and customizable Twitter experience, allowing you to follow multiple timelines on one platform.
If you are a social media manager, TweetDeck enables you to manage multiple Twitter accounts, schedule Tweets for posting in the future, build Tweet collections, as well as follow the hashtags you are interested in.
To follow hashtags on TweetDeck:
The search column will update automatically as new tweets with your hashtag are posted. You can also add the TweetDeck website to your home screen as a bookmark or a home tab. If you are interested in more helpful Twitter tips, read how to set your NFT as a profile picture on Twitter, and how to use Twitter bookmarks.