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How To Tag Someone On Facebook?

Last updated on June 27th, 2019 at 05:47 pm

How To Tag Someone On Facebook

Facebook is a great source to make new connections and to nourish the existing connections- it also blows up our relations through the ability to tag people in different images, memes, videos, and funny post. Tagging is a simple and neat way to share experiences and start conversations. It is the best way to show gratitude to people who have helped you in some way or for multiple reasons, but on the other hand, it is important to use tags sensibly.

You can easily tag as many people as you want but actually tagging those people who were present in the event you are sharing is a nice way. You can also tag 50 or above people per image, but actually, you shouldn’t.   If you really want to keep your tags working, try not to tag others too often. People you tag will want to react over the post or want to engage with the content you have tagged- doing tagging too often or tagging too many irrelevant items could bother them.

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Tagging is an important part of social media platforms as it notifies others that you have mentioned them in your post, among others.

If you want to enjoy Facebook’s tagging feature, read on the tutorial and learn how to tag someone on Facebook-

On Mobile:

1. Open The Facebook App:

Go to Facebook app on your mobile phone- it is a blue icon with a white f. Log in to your Facebook account if you are not signed in automatically.

You may not be able to tag some people due to their privacy settings.

Open The Facebook App

2. Tag Someone In A Picture:

  • Open your profile and tap an image in one of your photo albums, on your timeline or another’s timeline in which you want to tag someone.
  • Next, tap the pin-shaped icon located  at the top of the screen.
  • Tap anywhere on the photo.
  • Type the name of a person.
  • Tap the name of the person you want to tag after it appears in the dialog box, this will tag them in the picture.
  • At last, tap “X” option in the upper-left corner of the page once you’re finished with the process. Doing so will send a notification to the person that you have tagged him/her in a picture.

Tag Someone In A Picture

3. Tag Someone In A Post:

  • Begin a new post by tapping the status update prompt at the top of your newsfeed or story section. The box will say “What’s on your mind…?” or something similar.
  • There you will see a list of options, including:
  • Photo/Video
  • Tag Friends
  • Feeling/Activity/Sticker/Check-In
  • Go Live
  • Background Color
  • GIF
  • Camera
  • Watch Party
  • Ask for Recommendations

There you need to tap “Tag Friends” option. If you don’t see the option there, tap “Add to your post” below the message prompt to open the menu.

  • Once you tap “Tag Friends” option, you will be navigated to a new page where you will see a list of friends appears in the “Suggestion” tab. 
  • If the person you want to tag is not in the suggestion’s list, type his/her name in the search bar and tap his/her name. Type other people’s name and tap if you want to tag more than one person.
  • Next, tap the “Done” option in the upper-right corner once you are finished. “On Android, the button may be labeled “Next.”
  • You can write a comment if you want to, and tap “Post” in the upper-right corner. Once you are done, your post will appear on your timeline.

Tag Someone In A Post

4. Tag Someone By Typing Their Name:

  • Start a post or comment on another’s post.
  • Type someone’s name anywhere in the post or comment, Facebook will show you suggestions as you type.
  • Type “@” before typing a name, doing so will let Facebook know that you want to tag someone in your post or comment.
  • Tap the name of the person you want to tag when it pop-up on the screen.
  • Tap “Post” in the upper right corner of the page, that’s all- user will receive a notification after you tap “Post” that you have tagged him/her in a post.

Tag Someone By Typing Their Name

On The Desktop:

1. Open Facebook:

Go to your preferred web browser and type http://www.facebook.com. Log in to your Facebook account if you are not already logged in.

Open Facebook

2. Tag Someone In A Picture:

  • Click an image from your albums, timeline or from a friend’s timeline.
  • Click on a “Tag Photo” option located at the bottom of the image.
  • Click a face or anywhere else on the image- if people appear in the image, Facebook will highlight a face. If its algorithm recognizes a person, it will suggest a person to tag.
  • Start typing a name.
  • Click the name of the person you want to tag when it appears in the dialog box, this will tag the person in the image.
  • Click anywhere in the black background when you are finished, the other user will receive a notification that you have tagged them in a picture.

Tag Someone In A Picture

3. Tag Someone To A Post:

  • Click on the status update prompt at the top of your newsfeed to start a new post. Doing so will show “What’s on your mind…?” or something similar.
  • There, click “Tag Friends.”
  • Next, start typing someone’s name.
  • There you need to click the name of the person you want to tag when it displays on the screen. Type other users’ names and click the name of the person if you want to tag more than one person.
  • At last, click on the “Share” button to post it on your timeline.

Tag Someone To A Post

4. Tag Someone By Typing Their Name:

  • Start a post or a comment on another’s post.
  • Begin typing someone’s name anywhere in the post
  • Begin a post or a comment on another’s post, photo, or video.
  • Start typing someone’s name anywhere in the post or comment. Facebook will show up the suggestions as you type.
  • Type @ before typing a user’s name. This will let Facebook know that you want to tag someone in your post or comment.
  • Next, you need to click the name of the user you want to tag when it pop-up.
  • Click “Post” in the lower-right corner of the dialog box. After this, the person will receive a notification that you have tagged him/her.

Tag Someone By Typing Their Name

Can You Tag Someone Who Is Not Your Friend?

This is the common question every Facebook freak will ask. Yes, you can tag someone on Facebook if he/she is not in your friend’s list-but it completely depends on the persons’ privacy settings. If the person has set his/her account private, then it would not be possible to tag that person.