How to Use Hashtag Expert: A Complete Guide

September 17, 2021

With over 25.5K five-star reviews and 1.89 million downloads, we’re proud to say that Hashtag Expert is not only the best hashtag generator app—it’s also the most loved.

Our community members love using our app because it saves them time. With Hashtag Expert, you can save yourself from painstakingly long manual searches and instead focus on creating great content.

The hashtag app is super fast and easy to operate. It creates personalized, highly relevant hashtag groups for precision targeting. All you need to do is just copy and paste hashtags that we recommend based on your own specifications.

As we're growing with more new members joining us every day, we wanted to make the onboarding process easier. So that’s the reason for this guide.

Here you’ll learn how to personalize the app and leverage the power of AI to generate hashtags that can help you:

What Is Hashtag Expert?

Hashtag Expert is a hashtag generator tool powered by artificial intelligence. It picks up hashtags for social media efficiently and effortlessly. With this app, you’ll know which hashtags you should be using to get impressions, visibility, likes, and followers across social media.

You can also check trending and recent hashtags, track the analytics and performance, and do a lot more.

Now, why do you need Hashtag Expert?

Marketers know the importance and power of hashtagging. Posts with hashtags drive more traffic than those without them. Hashtags on social media can help you drive more organic traffic and engagement.

Often, the difficulty is with finding the right set of hashtags. So you ask: where do I get the best hashtags for my industry? Or, which hashtags should I use for more likes and comments?

Manual search is exhaustive; it’s also close to impossible to check billions of posts and filter out hashtags you need. Plus, there’s no way to check hashtag performance and analytics.

Hashtag Expert replaces the guesswork with predictive analytics.

Each time you search, the tool looks up a massive library of 8.8 million (and growing) hashtags and generates suggestions algorithmically. All that happens in seconds!

Hashtag Expert supports a diverse group of businesses, creators, influencers, and individuals. It comes with numerous features and app controls. You can explore and filter #hashtags by industry, topic, language, country or location, daily trending, or recent.

Hashtag Expert generates data-driven, actionable, and accurate insights so that you can improve your social media marketing returns.

No matter your industry or business, Hashtag Expert can help you reach your digital marketing goals.

What You Need to Know Before Downloading the App

Hashtag Expert is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and MacBook. You’ll need iOS 13.0 or newer to operate our hashtag generator tool. You can download the app from the App Store, and it’s available in 35 different languages.

We're launching Hashtag Expert web version soon! If you have a Windows computer or an android phone, sign up to use the web version. Keep an eye on our blog or subscribe to the mailing list to receive notifications about when we launch the web app.

It’s a one-stop destination for hashtag help on all social networking sites—Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, LinkedIn, YouTube, and also Pinterest.

Any hashtag groups created with Hashtag Expert is visible to all app users.

How to Use Hashtag Expert

The hashtag search tool is super easy to operate and takes less than two minutes to set up. The best part is that you don’t require in-depth technical knowledge or coding experience to use it.

So grab your iPhone, and we’ll teach you how to use our app and become a social media pro.

1. The App Home Screen

By default, your app home screen is the 'Generate' tab. So as the name suggests, here you can generate hashtags suggestions for your social media.

Below is a screen grab from the latest app version (5.5.0).

Here's how to go about it:

Give us a keyword or a search term, what we call a base hashtag, and tap to generate hashtag suggestions.

There are two ways to go about it: 'Generate Hashtags' and 'Handpick Hashtags'.

Generate Hashtags

Just enter your base hashtag in the search box, click 'Generate Hashtags', and then sit back and watch things happen.

Our app will search the library and generate the best combination of hashtags you can work with.

Scroll down to see more groups, choose from any of the suggested groups, and copy.

Once you’ve copied the hashtags, go to your your social media and paste them. It’s that simple!

Note: There’s another option at the bottom called 'Create Collection'. If you’re curious to know  more about that, here’s an excellent article.

Handpick Hashtags

This feature allows you to have more control over the process and cherry-pick hashtags that you want to use. Enter the base hashtag, tap 'Handpick Hashtags' on the app home screen, and wait.

Next, you'll see a screen similar to this; now tap to select the hashtags, and then tap done.


Learn more about handpicking hashtags in this article of the same name.

On the same 'Generate' tab, you'll notice 'Recent Searches' and those base hashtags you recently used. If you happen to work with them again, no need to retype, just tap to select and then generate or handpick hashtags.

Note: Every hashtag group you create is public. This benefits you by giving you the credit you deserve, which, in turn, helps you become more popular in your niche.

2. Profile

The 'Profile' tab is like your personal workshop. This is where you can find and organize your hashtag collections. Access the hashtag groups, collections you created, copied, and saved all in one place.

On your profile page, a screen similar to this will appear:

You can find more information about the Profile tab in this article.

Next section is called the 'Collections'.

Collections are a way to sort and save your favorite hashtags so you can easily find them later.

Each time you save a hashtag group (which we’ll discuss soon), you need to assign it to 'Collections', either by creating a new collection or using an existing collection.

All your saved hashtags/collections can be found here.

This feature helps you categorize your hashtags so you can easily distinguish between groups and quickly navigate.

Here you will find all the information you need to start using 'Collections'.

3. Trending

We created this tab to help you find the most popular, #trending #hashtags across niches, topics, and social media sites.

Here you’ll find interesting, useful data that can help you find which hashtags are popular, the most recent hashtags, and a lot more.

You can fine-tune the data personalized to your social profile for your industry and niche. To do that, tap the yellow configuration button.

From there, you can tap to select a social media platform or choose the category.

You can further refine the results by applying filters like country, language, and rating. 

Visit resources to know more about 'Trending'.

4. App Configuration

App configuration is the key to personalizing the app and generating customized hashtag suggestions. You'll find the configuration button on the 'Generate' tab and 'Trending' tab.

On the configuration page, you can choose your social media, set the number of hashtags per generation, copying format and style, and other properties. When you’re done making changes, tap Save.

Configuring the app is also helpful if you want to add your custom hashtags for branding and social media campaigns/challenges.

You can read more about app configuration here.

5. Editing and Saving

  • Save hashtag groups: Throughout the app, you’ll notice a yellow bookmark icon.
    Click this icon to save hashtag groups to 'Collection'. As you do that, you’ll be asked to name a collection under which can save those hashtags; or you can choose from existing groups.
    You'll find all your saved hashtags in 'Profile' tab.

  • Edit hashtag groups: To edit the hashtags, tap the pencil icon that says 'Edit'.

When you're on the next screen, tap to select hashtags you want to remove or copy:

Now just tap to select the hashtags you want to copy or delete.

If you want to know more about how to edit a group of hashtags, this handy guide can help you.

6. Performance

Social media algorithms vary all the time. The changes reflect in how the hashtags perform, so it’s a must-watch. 

Each hashtag group we create comes with a tag to check performance; simply click 'Performance'. 

Next, you’ll see segmented cards with unique functionalities. Here you can find hashtag-related information like the ratings or category. Scroll further down to view the combined performance report as well as separate, in-depth analysis by hashtag, personal suggestions, difficulty level, and many other things.

Explore more about 'Performance' in this article.

Hashtags work best when they’re targeted, and Hashtag Expert lets you do that through app controls. You can change the settings anytime, experiment with new hashtags and groups, make data-driven decisions, and improve social media ROI.

Now that you know how to use Hashtag Expert, it’s time to put that knowledge to use and achieve great results.

If you haven’t downloaded the app already, do it now.

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