I want to follow a hashtag on Twitter. I know that Twitter doesn't allow you to do it directly, and I tried to find special services without any success.

Do you know how I can follow Twitter hashtags?

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    how do you mean by 'follow' hashtags? What do you want to do? Have a column which lists all tweets with the hashtag? Commented Nov 16, 2012 at 5:00
  • To support this feature request: dev.twitter.com/discussions/13103
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    Commented Dec 4, 2012 at 17:39
  • @xralf there are answers with third party workarounds, didn't any of them work for you? You can't comment here as you lost the privilege when starting the bounty, but we can discuss this in chat if you want, e.g. in Tavern where others might also help. Cheers! :) Commented Dec 23, 2023 at 20:39

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You can't follow a hashtag directly with your Twitter account, but third party software such as Tweetdeck will let you do that with a "hacky" solution. You can set up a column with Tweetdeck to search for a hashtag and it will update automatically. This is essentially the same as searching for a hashtag on Twitter, but on Twitter it will not automatically update for you. Plus, with Tweetdeck you can save the column so it's always there and updating when you turn it on.


You can also follow a hashtag - from multiple social networks - on Tagboard.com


You can do this with Hootsuite.com's web application for monitoring and responding to social media.

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