How To Get Hashtag On Mac

The hashtag symbol is a common and essential tool used on various social media platforms. However, if you are a MAC user, you might face a bit of challenge in finding the hashtag symbol on your keyboard. That’s because, unlike the keyboards of some other operating systems, the MAC keyboard doesn’t have this symbol labelled on it. But don’t worry! In this blog post, we are going to explain how to get the hashtag on a MAC.

Method 1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts

The easiest way to type the hashtag symbol on a MAC is by using a simple keyboard shortcut. Here are the steps:

  1. Place your cursor where you want the hashtag symbol to appear.
  2. Press the Alt/Option key (located to the left of the space bar) and the 3 key at the same time.

Method 2: Using The Character Viewer

An alternative way to get the hashtag on a MAC is through the Character Viewer. The Character Viewer is a tool that displays all of the special characters and symbols you can use on your Mac. Here’s how you can access it:

  1. Place your cursor where you want the hashtag symbol to appear.
  2. Go to the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
  3. Click on Keyboard.
  4. Check the box that says “Show Keyboard and Character Viewers in menu bar”.
  5. Click on the new icon that appears in your menu bar and select “Show Character Viewer”.
  6. Under the category “Punctuation”, find and double click on the hashtag symbol to insert it.

These are the main ways to get the hashtag on a MAC. If you are a frequent user of the hashtag, the keyboard shortcut method is the quickest and easiest. Otherwise, the Character Viewer can be a useful tool for accessing this and many other special characters and symbols.