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Using hashtags on any social media site makes your content more visible and discoverable, and TikTok is no exception. Creating your own hashtags and adding popular hashtags to your videos can help you gain followers, views, and likes.[1] This wikiHow will teach you how to find the right hashtags for your content, how to create your own hashtags, and suggest a few of the most popular hashtags you can add to any video.

Method 1
Method 1 of 4:
Using Trending Hashtags

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    Popular hashtags can help make your posts more noticeable. To find popular hashtags, open TikTok and click on the Discover compass icon at the bottom of the screen.
  2. 2
    Scroll through the discover page to find trending videos and hashtags. When you find a trending hashtag you like, remember to add it to your next video.
    • On the right-hand side of the videos on the Discover page you can see the number of times that hashtag or sound has been used.
    • You can use this indicator as a measure for how popular the hashtag is.
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    Search for specific hashtags using the search bar at the top of the page. It's important to add hashtags that are specific to your video's content.
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    To find the best hashtags for your video niche, search categorically. For example, if your video is funny and focuses on making people laugh, searching "#comedy" in the Discover bar will generate common comedic hashtags. Other categories you could use for a general search:
    • Education
    • Cooking
    • Music
    • Art
    • Broadway
    • Sports
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Method 2
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Using Popular Hashtags

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    Use hashtags that are already popular on TikTok to increase the chances that your video will be seen by more people.[2] There are a couple generic hashtags you can add to any post:
    • #fyp
    • #foryou
    • #bhfyp
    • #tiktokdance
    • #tiktokmemes
    • #foryoupage
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    Discover common hashtags by looking at posts on your For You Page (FYP). The FYP will show you new videos based on TikTok's algorithm. Start looking for hashtag trends across videos that you see and incorporate them into your own videos.
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Method 3
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Creating Your Own Hashtags

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    Create your own hashtag to add a unique spin when promoting your video. A personal hashtag can fit specifically to your content or make a project or campaign stand out. There are a couple of things to keep in mind when making your own hashtags:
    • The hashtag should be self-explanatory and easy to understand at a quick glance.
    • Make sure the hashtag is relevant to your campaign, project, or content.
    • The snappier and easier the hashtag is to remember, the more people will remember it and may use it.
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    To grow your audience, use niche specific hashtags that relate to your profile. For example, if you wanted to make food, hair, and craft tutorials you might add the hashtags, #wikihowfood, #wikihowhair, or #wikihowcraft to your videos respectively.
    • Creating a hashtag for each subniche will allow you to diversity your audience and grow your followers!
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Method 4
Method 4 of 4:
Adding Hashtags to Videos

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    Once you've created or found the hashtag you want to use, all that's left is to add them to your post. TikTok has a limit of 100 characters per caption, so be sure to keep your messages short and sweet to leave room for enough hashtags.
    • There is no limit to how many hashtags you can add to a post, so the more the merrier.
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    Type a pound "#" symbol followed by the words and characters of your chosen hashtag, after your caption.
    • Be sure not to leave spaces or use any special characters as these will break the hashtag link, and remove your video from that hashtag.
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      This article was co-authored by wikiHow staff writer, Emily Schmitt. Emily Schmitt is a Technology Writer for wikiHow. Emily is a tech and social media enthusiast who has written dozens of articles on popular apps and services. Emily has experience as an editor of the Davidsonian, the on-campus newspaper at Davidson College. She is currently enrolled at Davidson College, earning her BA in both English and Digital Studies. This article has been viewed 4,932 times.
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      1. Open TikTok and navigate to the Discover page by clicking on the compass symbol at the bottom of the screen.
      2. Scroll through popular hashtags on the Discover page.
      3. Search for specific hashtags using the Search bar at the top of the Discover page.
      4. Add your chosen hashtags to your videos by typing the pound "#" symbol and then the characters after your caption.

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