Tags are keywords or topics that help you quickly find the notes you want.
## Add a tag to a note
To create a tag, enter a hash symbol (`#`) in the editor, followed by a keyword. For example, `#meeting`.
You can also add tags using the `tags` [[Properties|property]]. Tags in YAML should always be formatted as a list:
## Find notes using tags
To find notes using the [[Search]] plugin, use the `tag` [[Search#Search operators|search operator]] in your search term, for example `tag:#meeting`.
You can also search for tags by clicking on them in your notes.
To find notes using the [[Tags view|Tags view]] plugin, select **Tags: Show tags** in the [[Command palette]], and then select the tag you want to search for.
## Nested tags
Nested tags define tag hierarchies that make it easier to find and filter related tags.
Create nested tags by using forward slashes (`/`) in the tag name, for example `#inbox/to-read` and `#inbox/processing`.
Both the [[Search]] and [[Tags view|Tags view]] plugins support nested tags.
## Tag format
You can use any of the following characters in your tags:
- Alphabetical letters
- Underscore (`_`)
- Hyphen (`-`)
- Forward slash (`/`) for [[#Nested tags]]
Tags must contain at least one non-numerical character. For example, #1984 isn't a valid tag, but #y1984 is.
Tags can't contain blank spaces. To separate two or more words, you can instead use the following formats: