Assigning tags to your content makes it easier for you and others to find later.
Tags are like key search words that you and others assign to content. Tags make it easier to find content when you or others search for it later. You can assign tags to existing or new content. You can even assign tags to a status update.
Assign tags to a Status Update
To assign tags to a status update, type # before the keyword, for example, "Really enjoying these awesome tutorials about how to get started". Now others will find this update whenever they search for "tutorials" and "get started."
Assign tags to other Content
There are two ways you can assign tags to content:
You can open or create your content and scroll to the bottom of the page to the Tags box. Type in the keywords you would use to search for this content.
You can also use inline tagging by adding tags on the fly, as you're editing the body of the content. To do this, use the #, which is a hash or pound sign, and follow it with the tag. So if you're writing about your first day in the new community, you might say "Just learned how to write a post newbie"
Consider using any existing tags that pop-up in the suggestion box. Existing tags are often assigned to related content, so it's good practice to use them. An underscore can help with longer tags such as sales_report or employee_benefits. Note that if you are tagging content that is being moderated by an admin, your tags may not show up right away because content updates may need to be approved.
You can speed up tagging by changing your user preferences. To enable on-the-fly tagging, click on your avatar in the upper right corner and then Preferences. Turn on Quick Tagging Mode and then click Save.