How To Mention Someone In Your Instagram Story?

24 December 2019

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Instagram never fails to impress us with its cool and catchy updates. Where posting images and videos were the core of the network, it came with a new concept of putting up stories that appear on our profiles for 24 hours.

Instagram story is a feature within the Instagram app where users can capture and post their content in a slideshow format. Even user can modify the post with the typical features of the popular social media app.


Instagram stories launched in August 2016, which was criticized for being similar to the My feature in Snapchat. But later, Instagram stories conquered the digital world with its quite amazing filters, effects, and easy procedure. Stories allow the addition of text, drawings, and emoticons to images or video clips. It also allows you to tag other users, and mention other users in your posts.

If you wonder how to mention someone in the Instagram story, then read on to know how to do it. Mentioning someone in a story is really easy.


Table of Contents

  1. Open Instagram
  2. Go To Home Page
  3. Create Your Story
  4. Mention The Account
  5. Post Your Story

When you mention someone on the Instagram story, Instagram sends them a direct message saying, "*** mentioned you in their story."  This is an auto-generated message send from the user's account who is mentioning the person in his/her story.

It is up to you if you wish to mention the person who is present in the picture or the video that you are posting as your story or if you choose to mention them in your story randomly.

There are certain steps that you have to follow to mention people in your story, let's look through these steps-


1. Open Instagram:

How To Mention Someone In Your Instagram Story - Open Instagram

The foremost step is to open the app. It is the pink square with a white colored camera icon inscribed in it. If you are not logged into the account, you have to do the same by entering your email id and password. You can also choose to log in using your Facebook account by entering your Facebook password.

How To Mention Someone In Your Instagram Story - Enter The Login Information


2. Go To Home Page:

As soon as you log in into your account, you will see a camera icon on the top-left of your screen tap on the "Camera" icon. Doing this will open the options for you to post your story. You can also click the + on the top left of the screen which you will see along with your display picture.

How To Mention Someone In Your Instagram Story - Go To Home Page


3. Create Your Story:

You can create your story in the form of a picture or a video. All you have to do is either select your chosen video or picture from your phone’s gallery or capture it at the moment.

If you want to select the file from your gallery, you have to open your gallery from the square icon located at the bottom-left corner of the page. Browse through it to select your chosen picture or video.


4. Mention The Account:

After choosing the content that you wish to post, you can further go on mentioning your chosen in either of the 2 different ways.

Method 1:

Once you select the image or video you want to share to your story, click on “Text-icon” located at the top-right corner of the page which will take you onto typing the name of the account you wish to tag.

How To Mention Someone In Your Instagram Story - click on test icon

You can type in the name or the username using @ and select the appropriate account of the person.

How To Mention Someone In Your Instagram Story -typing name

After this, tap "Done" in the top-right corner of the screen to finish the tag of adding the required tag.

Method 2:

The other way is to go to the sticker's option and tap on it. The sticker option would be located at the top-right corner of the screen next to pen icon.

How To Mention Someone In Your Instagram Story - click on sticker icon

This will yet give another option that says "Mention." Tap on it and type in the name or the username of the account you wish to mention.

How To Mention Someone In Your Instagram Story - go to the stickers option

Once you start typing the person's name, you will start seeing the suggestions of the similar names, select the account you want to tag.

How To Mention Someone In Your Instagram Story - Mention name

In both of these cases, you can personalize the text of the name of the person you want to mention by varying its size, font, and color. You have to tap on the text to see the varieties. You can also move the text anywhere on the screen as per your wish.


5. Post Your Story:

After completed all the add-ons in your story, click the option "Your story" on the bottom left of your screen, and then, the mentioned person will receive the message for the same as soon as you are done with the posting.

There are certain steps that you have to keep in mind while mentioning people in your story. They are as follows:

  • You can mention upto10 people in your Instagram story. Each of these people will receive separate notifications in their direct message about your mention.
  • Make sure you mention the right account of the person that you want to tag by entering the correct name or username. Further, choose the appropriate account by tapping on their profile picture.
  • The mentioned person can repost the same story to their account which you have posted by tapping on the option "Add this to your story."
  • This procedure can only be done through the Instagram app. This means that it cannot be done through the browser, in the cell-phone or on the desktop.

After 24 hours, the story will automatically disappear from the wall. All those who view your story will be able to open the profile of the person you have tagged by tapping on their names.

You have to keep in mind the privacy of the people you are posting a story with. You should always confirm from the other person if they do not mind you posting their picture or video. It is always a good choice to keep in mind other’s privacy along with ours. One should never misuse the freedom of using any social media platforms.