How To Tag Someone On Facebook?

by Khadija Anwar
3 minutes
How to tag someone on Facebook

When you tag people on your Facebook posts, you create a link with their timeline. You can tag someone in a photo to show who is in the photo or post a status update and say who you are with. If you want to make your friends or acquaintances aware of the content, here is a simple way to tag someone on Facebook. 

Tag Someone on Facebook Status

Step 1:

Open the Facebook app and tap “What’s on your mind?”

tap on what's on your mind

Step 2:

Tap on “Tag people.”

tap tag people

Step 3:

Select friends you want to tag and tap on the arrow to go back to the composing tab.

select friends to tag

Step 4:

Upload your pic/video/activity

Tap “Post”

tap post

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Mention Someone in Facebook Status

Step 1:

Open the Facebook app and tap “What’s on your mind?”

tap on what's on your mind

Step 2:

Type @username and mention the person/brand/page in your post.

mention name

Step 3:

Once you tag someone, write your status and tap “Post.”

tap post

Tag Someone in the Comment

Step 1:

Tap “Reply” on a comment you want to respond back

tap reply

Step 2:

The comment’s owner name will be shown automatically in reply or ..

Enter @username, write your text and enter your reply

tap enter

Tag Someone on Photo

Step 1:

Upload a photo and tap “Edit.”

tap edit

Step 2:

Tap the “Tagging icon.”

tap tagging icon

Step 3:

Tap on the “face” to tag someone on the picture

tap face

Step 4:

Enter the person’s name you want to tag.

enter the person's name

Step 5:

Tap “Done”

tap done

Step 6:

Tap “Post”

The person will be tagged in your picture. 

tap post (3)


Can I tag someone who is not a friend?

Yes, you can tag someone who is not your friend only if they have open the option of tagging for everyone. 

Why isn’t Facebook letting me tag someone on Facebook?

Make sure the person you are trying to tag is in your friend list, or they have opened the tagging privacy to everyone.
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Khadija Anwar

Meet Khadija Anwar, an accomplished tech writer with over 500 published write-ups to her name. Her impressive portfolio can be found on the ContentStudio blog, LinkedIn, and the Fiverr platform.

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