How are newly introduced 'Tags' on Meta Threads different from the regular hashtags?

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Meta’s Threads, which is finally available in Europe, launched a new feature called “Tags,” offering a distinct approach to categorization compared to traditional hashtags on other social media platforms.

Regarding tags, it’s important to remember that each post can only have one. This differs from platforms like Instagram, where multiple hashtags are allowed per post. Tags can be phrases or single words and include spaces and special characters, giving you more options than single-word hashtags. You’ll notice tags appear in blue text within the post, like hyperlinks, without the visual clutter of hashtag symbols.

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Here is the comparison with Hashtags:

So, is this the end of the hashtag era? It might be too early to call it, but with Tags offering a clean, focused, and user-friendly approach to content categorization, Meta could be onto something big.

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