Removal of Twitter Hashtags (Revised)

With immediate effect we are now removing hashtags from the text of scheduled tweets.

Edited Oct 12: With immediate effect we are now removing all but the first two hashtags from the text of scheduled tweets. Meaning, tweet text can contain a maximum of two hashtags.

Edited Oct 12: The removal takes place at the time of publication, where we remove all “#” characters but the first two hashtags from the tweet text before we submit the text to Twitter’s API for publication.

Edited Oct 12: In other words, the tweet “It is a #beautiful #morning! #happy” will be published on your Twitter account as “It is a #beautiful #morning! happy”.

In SocialOomph, you will still see the hashtags as you entered them when you created the scheduled tweet.

Twitter staff warned us that our service was being abused by people who were including unrelated and/or trending topic hashtags in their tweets, which is in violation of Twitter’s rules.

Since Twitter does not provide an API endpoint against which one can check for embargoed hashtags, our only recourse was to remove all most hashtags from tweets published by our service.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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