Meta’s Twitter replacement, Threads, has added a new way to sort and explore content called “topic tags”.
Similar to hashtags, these topic tags improve search functionality and make it easier to find new voices and brands to follow on Threads.
This can help brands connect with their audience and keep in touch with the latest content trends on the platform.
What’s The Difference Between Threads Topic Tags and Hashtags?
At first glance, topic tags might seem like a superficial twist on hashtags but there are some key differences that may make topic tags more intuitive and natural to use.
These differences include:
- Topic tags do not require the use of a # symbol when adding tags
- Topic tags support the use of spaces in phrases
- Topic tags can include special characters
- Only one topic tag can be added to each post
In a message posted to Threads, Instagram boss Adam Mosseri said topic tags are “a great way to connect with people who are interested in the topics that you are talking about.”
“For everyone, it’s a great way to dive deeper into your interests. This is just one step on a much longer path to building a space that really fosters healthy conversation.”