It’s no surprise that COVID-19 is a trending topic right now and with all the hashtags surrounding the pandemic, it’s easy for some posts to get lost in newsfeeds. In order to be seen by users, you will need to look at trending hashtags and start using them. In this article, we take a look at the top seven hashtags being used at the moment so that you can start using them in your posts.
Let’s begin with the obvious. We have grouped these three together because they are all talking about the same thing - the virus! People are collectively using these hashtags in posts to discuss the pandemic and to gain any new information and updates. It is much faster for users to gain information via social media as it is so instant, as opposed to manually searching on Google for example and sifting through articles on news pages.
This is by far the most searched for group of hashtags right now, so it is a good idea to include in your posts if they are related of course. As these hashtags are so broad, however, we would advise you to use alongside any other hashtags that may relate more specifically to the topic you are posting about.
This one has been a global message that people have used in order to encourage others not to leave their homes in order to help control the spread of the virus. It is as a message very clear - stay home!
Another use of the hashtag has been for users to post about what they have been doing while staying home. It’s a good way to promote positive tips with users and help them stay focussed on why we all need to #StaySafeStayHome
This hashtag has been used humorously by users in order to describe things that they are starting to ‘forget’ about due to being in lockdown. Most of us can relate to this one, and it is good to feel connected to other users when they are talking about the same things that we also miss! There are other humorous hashtags doing the rounds on social media and many people are creating all sorts of challenges and relatable content in order to survive including:
This hashtag currently has 6.9 million mentions on Instagram (as of 4th May 2020). It’s a new way of life that we are all facing for an unknown period of time, and people are using the #lockdown hashtag to discuss and find out how others are spending their lockdown lives! Users are getting creative and will often add to the hashtag, for example, #lockdown2020, #lockdownlife, #lockdownmemes and #lockdownchallenge (as mentioned above). As we are all currently at home, no wonder this is a trending topic and one to use if you want to be seen!