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You can follow multiple hashtags on Mastodon very easily:

1. Search for a hashtag
2. Go to the search results column, open its options and select "Pin"
3. On the pinned column, open its options and select "Include additional tags for this column"
4. Add all the hashtags you want to follow to "Any of these"

This pinned column will then show results for the tags you add to it.

It allows you to follow topics in a single column the same way you would follow people.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #Hashtags
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I'm finding the pinned searches don't seem to refresh though. If I manually search for the same tag then the pinned search refreshes. Is this a host node configuration issue?

Can searches be pinned?

Well, hashtags are the only kind of search on Mastodon, so yes.

Actually Mastodon searches are a little bit more rich than that, including old posts from your TL, user accounts... depending on your instance, I guess.

Haven't experienced what Alex has explained, though. I'll take a look.

I wonder how to get this pinned in the mobile browser version?
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yeah, it works. But it works awful slow 😞 It’s pretty hard thing this feature does under the hood

thank you for the trick!

Can @Tusky pin multiple hash tags to a tab? That would be so awesome.

@switchingsocial

thanks! this is the Mastodon feature I was looking for ...

What if clicking on "Select..." gives me this "No options" pop-up?

Pinning additional tags doesn't seem to work for me.
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Try clicking on "Select...", type in a hashtag and wait a bit, it should suggest hashtags instead of "no options".

By the way, on my instance it says ""Enter hashtags..." instead of "Select...", maybe your instance is customised in some way?