Do You Use Spaces When You Hashtag a Phrase?

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Hashtags are used on many social media sites to lead users to messages that are of interest to them. Users search for trending topics and relevant stories with hashtags. Properly formatting hashtags will help your posts get in front of the audience you're interested in and will make your posts look more professional.

Formatting Hashtags

Omit spaces in hashtags, no matter how many words you use. If you try to type in a hashtag on Twitter and put a space between words, only the first word is recognized as a hashtag. One good way to differentiate the words in your hashtag is to capitalize the first letter of each word in the hashtag. Many social media experts recommend using a short series of three words or less when you're choosing a phrase to use as a hashtag.


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