Elon Musk is contemplating removing hashtags from his platform X, previously known as Twitter.
In response to a tweet from a user named X News Daily on Monday, a poll was created on the X platform (formerly known as Twitter) asking, "Should X kill #Hashtags?" with options 'Yes,' 'NO,' and 'Other: Comment Below.'
Should 𝕏 kill #Hashtags?— X News Daily (@xDaily) November 9, 2023
In the post, billionaire Elon Musk shared his view, stating, "They're a relic of the past. Keywords or phrases work fine."
Another user suggested adding something else to the post, like a feedback bar or trust percentage, to which Elon Musk responded, "Something like that might work."
A user named @battleangelviv on X expressed the opinion that hashtags need to die, to which Elon Musk replied with a simple "Yes."
i think hashtags need to die— Viv (@battleangelviv) November 7, 2023
Meanwhile, @battleangelviv is a staff member at Tesla, responsible for social media control on the 'X' platform.
As the post went viral, there's speculation that Elon Musk might soon replace hashtags with alternative options that serve the same function.
What is Hashtags?
On X (formerly Twitter), a hashtag is a way to label and group tweets about a specific topic.
It is like adding a keyword to your post, but with a "#" symbol in front of it.
For example, if you tweet about Odisha News and include #Odisha, others interested in Odisha can click on that hashtag to see all related tweets.
It helps people discover and join conversations on subjects they care about.
So, It is like joining a big online discussion by simply using a hashtag to connect your tweet to others talking about the same thing.