A hashtag is made by prefacing words or phrases with the symbol # (aka the pound sign). Hashtags do not contain any spaces. They are used as labels on social media platforms to group similar content together, which makes it much easier to find information on these platforms with a theme or specific content.
Hashtagging gives your posts more exposure. When you hashtag a post, that post is grouped with all the other posts that have been hashtagged with the same words. For example, if you create a post and use #motivationmonday, that post will be grouped with all the other posts across the world that used #motivationmonday. Think of it as a large digital filing system; when people are browsing that hashtag, they will see your post.
To hashtag, simply use the # symbol and type words or phrases that relate to your post. You can’t use spaces and, on the majority of social media sites, you can’t use special characters such as $, !, &, *, and +. It is more beneficial to use popular and trending hashtags than it is to use unique ones.