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Functionality of Using “@” and “#” Symbols

 

  • The “@” symbol is used when you want to tag or name someone in a post. Some examples include tagging someone in a photo, or naming someone in a status. Please note that when you use the “@” symbol, the entity you are tagging will be notified. Furthermore, their contacts will likely be able to see this tagged material, depending on the privacy settings in place.
  • The “#” symbol, or “hashtag” is used in front of a word or phrase in order to signify a specific topic or message.