Twitter works on an algorithm that shows you posts and tweets trending on Twitter right now. All the content, be it photos, text, or videos, is categorized by keywords such as hashtags. Using these hashtags on your new posts will help you get more online visibility.

If you are not using hashtags on Twitter, you are surely missing out on an excellent opportunity to gain more followers and widen your audience reach. Using hashtags not only categorizes your content into a specific niche but also helps other users search for the same hashtags to find your post. Sometimes, you may post highly relevant, creative, and unique content, but you won’t get as much traction on your post if you do not use hashtags.

The trick is not to overuse them as it tends to push potential followers away. You also cannot use random hashtags just because they are trending. You need to use hashtags related to your content and what you represent for them to be valid.

Take a look at this guide to know how to see what’s trending on Twitter:

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Topics that are trending on Twitter are those that are being discussed the most and have a higher engagement rate than others. These engagements can be in the form of likes, shares, retweets, comments, and replies. 

The algorithm that generates trending topics on Twitter is automatic. All effort is put into the idea of identifying online issues that people are talking about the most. Hashtags also play a massive role in this process. The algorithm will scour the whole platform to find all posts related to the one keyword or keywords and hashtags used in the post. 

The trending list on Twitter helps users get updated on what is going on in the world. This list consists of topics and tweets that are popular at the moment and those rising to the top in real-time.  

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Desktop:

  • Go to www.twitter.com from any web browser that supports the site.
  • Log into your Twitter account using your password and username. 
  • Click on the “explore” button.
  • You will see a display with a list of the latest update on Twitter trending in real-time.
  • Scroll the page to navigate through the list of trending topics and see what are the prevalent issues people are discussing right now
  • You can also find a button that says “trends.” Click on this to see what the latest popular hashtags are. It will show you a preview of the latest hashtags that are emerging at the top.
  • If you want to see more, click on the link that says “Show more” 
  • You can also scroll your cursor towards the bottom of the screen until you see a “What’s happening” button. Click on this to find more news about what is trending on Twitter.

Phone:

  • Open the Twitter application on your mobile device.
  • Log into your Twitter account using your password and username. 
  • Click on the “explore” button, which has a magnifying glass icon.
  • You will see a list of the latest update on what is trending on Twitter in real-time. Scroll the page to navigate through the list of trending topics and see what are the widespread issues people are discussing right now

Twitter Lite:

  • Go to mobile.twitter.com from your phone web browser.
  • Log into your Twitter account using your password and username. 
  • Click on the “explore” button 
  • You will see a list of the latest update on what is trending on Twitter in real-time. Scroll the page to navigate through the list of trending topics and see what are the prevalent issues people are discussing right now

If you want to gain more likes and retweets on your Twitter account, click on this link.

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