Hashtags Tutorial: An App that Makes Hashtags Manageable

Hashtags have become a cornerstone of content discovery, especially on the networks Instagram, Twitter and Google Plus. Even Facebook has adopted their use, making them present on all the big social media networks. Yet it can be a daunting task to keep track of all the hashtags you want to use on a regular basis, especially when you are posting from an iPhone.

That’s where the Hashtags App by PreGram comes into play. Here’s a tutorial on how to use this most helpful little app. Tutorial level: Easy.

All Your Hashtags in One Place

To start with, open Hashtags and tap the giant # on the opening screen. This will take you to the main screen. On the bottom left you will find a scrollable list of categories to find hashtags in. The top most categories are empty and for you to fill with your favorites (more on that below). On the right you will find a scrollable list of the hashtags found in the selected category. At the top of the screen are currently selected hashtags.

The Hashtags App main screen lets you select and group hashtags how you want.

The Hashtags App main screen lets you select and group hashtags how you want.

Simply tap a hashtag from the list to add it to your selection at the top. Sort through and select all the ones you want and the list will grow. You can tap the selected hashtags to edit them, in case you add one by mistake. When you are done making your selections tap the copy button in the upper right of the screen. You can now switch to the app of your choice, such as Instagram, and past the hashtags into a post.

Creating a Custom Hashtag Group

When you tap on the category “My Hashtags 1” you will find an empty category. Tap the small edit button next to its name to open the hashtag editor.  This screen will allow you to add any hashtags to this group for easy access.

Editing the hashtags in a category is as easy as the rest of the app.

Editing the hashtags in a category is as easy as the rest of the app.

Type a hashtag  into the text box at the top and tap the + symbol next to it to add it to the group. To delete a hashtag from the group swipe left across its name and a delete button will appear. When you are done editing this category’s hashtags tap the back arrow at the upper left of the screen to go back to the main hashtag screen.

Simple and Helpful

That about covers it. If you are new to hashtags you will find a ton of great suggestions in the preset hashtag categories to get you going. When you start getting serious about your hashtags the custom categories will make collecting and grouping them easy as #pie.

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