Hashtags in Orkut communities

Monday, February 06, 2012 | 6:11 PM

Our team continues working hard to improve Orkut communities, and today we are introducing a new feature: support for hashtags.

From now on, whenever you're reading a topic, all hashtags will be automatically highlighted and will link to our improved search page, where other posts with the same tag will show up. To create a hashtag, just type # before the hashtag (no spaces allowed), for instance if you post a new topic or a reply and write #hashtagsonorkut, this hashtag will be automatically highlighted. We hope that this gives you a new way of exploring all the content in our communities and that this lets you find what you want more easily.

For now, new hashtags take around one day to show up in search results. We will keep you updated as we continue improving this.

Try it and tell us what you think. Just use #hashtagsonorkut on your new topics and replies in any community!

Posted by Marco Wisniewski, Google Engineer