How to Use “@” and “#” Symbols in Social Media

 

The “@” symbol is used when you want to address 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.

If you are publishing content natively on social media, and if permitted by your compliance team, hashtags and mentions can both be used successfully for:

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

When publishing content directly from Hearsay Social, mentions (the @ symbol) can be used for:

  • Twitter
  • Instagram

When publishing content directly from Hearsay Social, hashtags (the # symbol) can be used for:

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

 

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