Do you know how to use hashtag in Instagram? First of all, what does the hashtag means and for what it is used? You will get answers to all this question right here.
What is a hashtag?
Hashtag start with the symbol ‘#’ and followed by the set of letters, numbers and emojis. A hashtag can be included in posts caption or comment you can also mention the hashtags in your Instagram stories.
The hashtag is also used to categorize your post and even makes your post available on the corresponding hashtag page. The hashtag can be clicked and when they are clicked, you get navigated to a page with all the Instagram posts conducting the same hashtag.
Let see an example, #seacreature will categorize your post under, sea creatures, #holidays mean you post has something relevant to the holiday. The hashtag must be relevant to your post so you can even drag your audience attention toward your brand or product.
If you have applied hashtag properly your posts will be easily discoverable by the audience if not used properly it can annoy your followers.
Now let us discuss how to use hashtags in Instagram.
Steps to use Hashtags in Instagram:
Step 1: Tap the Instagram app on your phone to open the app and now click on the ‘+’ icon at the bottom of the screen to add a photo or video.
You can either click an instant photo or record a video or you can select from your phone’s gallery.
Step 2: If you feel apply the filters and to proceed further click on Next.
Step 3: Now, while writing the caption you can use hashtags and share the post.
Like I am posting a rose flower so I may use the following hashtags in the caption:
#rose, #flower, #gardeninggoals, #terracegarden, #naturelover, #pinkflower and many more like this. In the image below you can see how the hashtags appear to your post.
Instagram bounds you use only 30 hashtags. 30 hashtags more than enough to mention all kind of categories your content is relevant to. If you want to add hashtag after posting you can edit the caption of your post or you can add the hashtag in its comment.
The hashtags are clickable and when you click any hashtag it will drive you to the hashtag page which has photos and videos with the same hashtag.
So, this is all about how to use the hashtag in Instagram. Hope the content is useful. Keep reading.