Sydney: Social networking giant Facebook is planning to adopt Twitter`s iconic hashtag symbol, a report has said.
According to a report by The Wall Street Journal reports, users of the globally popular one-to-many messaging service Twitter use # or pound symbols as a hashtag to indicate subjects in tweets.
Twitter added a hashtag search feature to make it easy for users to find messages focused on themes or happenings of interest, News.com.au reports.
For example, people firing off messages at Twitter about a hurricane might use the hashtag #storm.
The Journal cited unnamed sources as saying Facebook is incorporating hashtags into the social network in a move that would let members organise comments and posts by topic.
Facebook is testing use of the symbol but that the feature was not likely to be introduced imminently, the report added.