# Hashtags or Pound symbols? Let’s get the low down on when and why to use them.
The Break Down, What is it? Hashtags or the Pound symbol is a word or phrase that is preceded by the hash or pound symbol used to help identify specifics when searching topics on social media. Why to Use Them? Hashtags on social media help find content quicker then conducting a general search. Example, when the tragic loss of Kobe Bryant and others occurred, everyone used #Girldad to help identify that specific post with others around the nation. Using hashtags can help your