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How to Type the Hashtag on Mac – Solved

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Written by Hassan Abbas

You guys are trying to locate the # hashtag key on your Mac and can’t find it? Well, you have come to the right place. Read on for the simple instructions in order to use and locating the hash key on an Apple keyboard. In this article, we are going to talk about How to Type the Hashtag on Mac – Solved. Let’s begin!

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

You guys can always copy & paste the # sign from another tweet or Facebook post, but that is not fun actually. You have to about the hashtag symbol. Ain’t you? Let’s read further to know.

Type the Hashtag on Mac

hashtag on mac

The hash sign (that looks like # and is also known as a number or pound sign in the United States) used to be a bit niche until Twitter came along. These days it is #YOLO this and #EdBallsDay that, and you can barely prevent the symbol that is widely known as the hashtag after its use on many social networks.

However, how do you type a hash or hashtag symbol on a Mac? The PC keyboard has a dedicated hash key, but it is really harder to find on a Mac keyboard. On a standard UK-layout Mac keyboard, indeed, the hash sign does not appear anywhere. So we will have to get crafty along with the Alt (Option) key to make our Twitter hashtag.

In order to do a hashtag on a UK Mac, Click Alt + 3. See, it’s as simple as that.

If you guys are using a US Mac keyboard, meanwhile, things are easier: it’s the second option for the 3 key (you will see a # above the 3) so Shift + 3 will do the trick as well.


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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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