How to Type the Hashtags Symbol on Macs #solved

Hashtags are everywhere. You could say that they are #ubiquitous

Not just on Twitter

They started on Twitter, but now they are just as common on Facebook or Instagram. The problem is that on a Mac, it’s not as straightforward as you’d think to type the hashtag (#) symbol.

You can always copy & paste the # sign from another tweet or Facebook post, but that is not fun.

Where’s the Hashtag symbol?

The hashtag symbol on a UK Mac keyboard can be made by pressing the Alt Key (more commonly called the Option Key on a Mac), and the 3 key at the same time

If your keyboard is a US layout, then the hash symbol is most likely to be found by pressing the Shift Key and the 3 key at the same time

A UK keyboard for a Mac. It shows the 2 keys that you need to press in order to get a hash symbol. They are the Option key and the 3 key.

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