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All you need to do is press the ‘alt’ and ‘3’ keys together and as if by magic you have your #.

Why don’t Apple simply add a Hashkey?



33 comments on “HOW DO YOU DO A HASHTAG ON A MAC?

  1. Chris Guyer
    May 14, 2010

    Why don’t they just put it on the keyboard though!?


    • witchwheels
      April 22, 2013

      I asked the guys in the Derby (UK) Apple shop why there is no hash key – they said because it no longer a frequently used key so it’s considered to be superfluous – same applies to the old fashioned delete key and the dedicated apersand key!

      • Neil
        April 22, 2013

        The guys in Derby obviously don’t use Twitter much 🙂

        Q. Can you think of a sentence with six ‘ands’ in a row that still makes complete sense?

  2. James Stockdale
    May 18, 2010

    # – ah ha! It’s true!

  3. Love Borneo
    November 25, 2010


  4. candy
    December 10, 2010

    Awesome thanks a lot

  5. Andy
    February 4, 2011

    Thank you I have been looking for this info for several days all over the net.

  6. themagazinemaker
    April 10, 2011

    Thank you you’ve saved me so much time. Before this I would google hashtag then copy and paste so for twitter this was time consuming. Thanks again1

  7. max
    April 27, 2011

    Very helpful, cheers!

  8. Christo
    July 7, 2011

    Is this actually a question?
    SHIFT 3!!!!!!!!!

    Newbs, all of you!

    • joe franks
      April 16, 2012

      that my friend is a pound sign

    • bunny
      January 4, 2013

      lmao N00b!

    • jjay
      November 28, 2013

      looks like u might be the newbe on the mac!!! #lol

  9. TC
    November 17, 2011

    # Thanks. Super frustrating! #

  10. Mo.
    November 27, 2011

    You are einstein Christo!! Thanks MJD.

  11. wertyuiop
    December 19, 2011

    when your currency is not $ shift-3 would turn it inyour desired currency ex.£ hence thats why people have been looking for hashtags.

  12. Charles Bowers
    December 24, 2011

    Many thanks, this has been bugging me for days but not any more 😀

  13. Brenna Windsor
    January 10, 2012

    # YES!

  14. gill
    February 14, 2012

    still doesn’t work for me!

  15. James
    March 4, 2012

    #Cheers mate! I used to copy the hashtag from google just like someone said and then paste it on twitter. 🙂 Funny isn’t it? I’ve also tried it with the other numbers and discovered other symbols i wasn’t aware of. Thanks

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  17. Steve
    March 28, 2012

    i have found that to get a # you need to press alt+3 together

    • gill
      May 4, 2012

      3 3 this is still what i get

  18. Flooble
    May 8, 2012

    thank you so much!!!!!! Twitter has been so hard lately

  19. Ian Ruaraidh Harrison
    September 11, 2012

    umm i get euro sign on alt 3 and gbp on shift 3, where is hash hiding for us brits?

    • MsNebula13
      January 16, 2014

      I have a british keyboard too, but its still alt 3 #

  20. Daniel
    October 10, 2012

    I still don’t understand why mac wouldn’t indicate these characters on the keyboard. Same goes with the Print Screen function. This sucks. Really.

  21. Belieber
    November 12, 2012

    yeah lol i copied and pasted the hashtag from google images wen i was using twitter swell. haha surprised as to how many people actually said that! I’m not the only one! haha alt + 3!

  22. Rebecca xx
    November 19, 2012

    thanks for the help you have saved me from going crazy xx

  23. Dinuity
    February 27, 2013

    #Thanks That helped alot 🙂 they really should put a # button on there keyboards

  24. footballblog46
    June 13, 2013

    Helped a lot haha thanks!

  25. JJ
    July 7, 2014

    I could’ve done with that ages ago

  26. JamieB
    September 16, 2014

    Alt + 3 just gives me a £ sign??

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