How To Tag Someone On Facebook

Facebook has many features that allow users to interact with one another in different ways. One of these features is the ability to “tag” others in posts, videos, photos, etc.

In this article, we’re going to look further into tagging on Facebook and how to tag someone on Facebook (or a group, business, etc.).

But first, what exactly does tagging on Facebook mean?

What does tagging on Facebook mean?

Tagging someone on Facebook means you are telling Facebook and the people on your friend’s list who exactly is in a photo, status, or video.

Tagging someone on Facebook will also send that person a notification that they have been tagged, which they can then choose to keep the tag there or remove themselves.

If you have been tagged someone’s photo, that photo will also show up on your timeline under the “photos of you” section and may be visible to your friend’s list, depending on your privacy settings.

Tagging your friends on Facebook is another nice way to connect with people using the platform, although for some it can be troublesome if you are tagged in the content you don’t want to be seen by others.

That is why it’s important to understand what tagging is, how to tag people and how to remove yourself if you’ve been tagged.

What type of posts can you tag people in?

There are many types of posts that people can make on the Facebook platform and you can tag friends, groups, or businesses in many of them.

On your own page, these include photos, videos, notes, questions, statuses, reviews, life events, Q&As, and check-ins.

You can also tag people in a group post if it is a public group or they are also a member of that group.

If the person you are trying to tag is not a member of the private group they cannot see that you’ve tagged them.

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How to remove yourself from tagged Facebook posts

There is a chance you might not have noticed that Facebook has the option for you to review what you have been tagged in, and you might find yourself tagged in a photo or post that you don’t want to be tagged in.

It is important to know how to remove yourself from these posts or photos. Here is how you remove yourself from a photo and a post on Facebook.

If you are tagged in a photo, it will appear in the “Photos of you” section of your timeline.

  • Navigate to your profile.
  • Under your name, click the “Photos” heading, then click “Photos of you”.
  • Open the photo you wish to untag yourself from.
  • On the right-hand side, you will see the name of the person who tagged you.
  • Beside their name click the three dots.
  • In the dropdown menu click “Remove Tag” and click ok.

If you are tagged in a post, you will need to navigate to that post.

You can do so by clicking the notification you received from that post, or by navigating to that person’s profile (or your own) and scrolling until you find the post that you are tagged in.

At the top of the post, you will see the name of the person who tagged you. 

Click the three dots and select “Remove Tag”.

Facebook will automatically remove you from the post. You won’t see your name in the post anymore and you won’t see it on your timeline.

If you want to stop being tagged on Facebook, this article covers how to do so.

How to tag someone on Facebook on Desktop

If you would like to tag someone in a Facebook post on a desktop, here is how you can do it. 

Log into your Facebook account.

On the main page click “ What’s on your mind?”.

Create your post.

If you are posting a photo or video and wish to tag someone in the photo and not just the caption click “edit”, then “tag photo” and add the name of the person you wish to tag.

If you want to tag someone in a status update or the caption of a photo or video, type in the “@” symbol and the first letter of the name of the person you wish to tag. 

A list of people should pop up, you can scroll and select the person you wish to tag.

If you would like to tag multiple people you can type another “@” symbol after the first name and tag another friend.

How to tag someone on Facebook on Mobile

If you would like to tag someone in a Facebook post on a desktop, here is how you can do it. 

Open the Facebook app.

On the main page click “ What’s on your mind?”.

Create your post.

If you are posting a photo or video and wish to tag someone in the photo and not just the caption click “edit”, then “tag photo” and add the name of the person you wish to tag.

If you want to tag someone in a status update or the caption of a photo or video, type in the “@” symbol and the first letter of the name of the person you wish to tag. 

A list of people should pop up, you can scroll and select the person you wish to tag.

If you would like to tag multiple people you can type another “@” symbol after the first name and tag another friend.

How many people can you tag in a Facebook photo?

You can tag up to 50 people in one photo on Facebook.

If you would like to tag more than 50 people you can also mention people in the comments or caption of the photo.

Some tags may not appear right away, this can be because that person has their privacy settings set for Timeline review or Tag review, which gives them the option to approve which photos they’re being tagged in.

Can you tag someone on Facebook if you’re not friends?

On Facebook, you can tag anyone in a post or a photo, even if they aren’t your friend.

This can be useful if you would like to mention a specific person from a group you might belong to, even if you aren’t friends on Facebook. 

How to tag a group on Facebook

Sometimes tagging a group in one of your posts can help that group gain new members and it can introduce some of your Facebook friends to a group they might enjoy.

If you would like to tag a group in a post on Facebook (either mobile or desktop) here is how.

  • Log in to your Facebook account or open the mobile app.
  • On the main page click “ What’s on your mind?”.
  • Create your post.
  • Type the “@” symbol and type in the name of the group you wish to tag. 
  • When you have successfully tagged the group its name should appear with a blue highlight behind the text. 
  • You can now click post.

How to tag a business on Facebook

Tagging a business can also have the same effect as tagging a group, it can help that business gain new customers and it can help build brand awareness amongst your friends.

This can be helpful if you discover a new business you like and would like to share with your friends or it can help bring a business’s attention to a concern you may have.

If you would like to tag a business in a post on Facebook (either mobile or desktop) here is how.

  • Log in to your Facebook account or open the mobile app.
  • On the main page click “ What’s on your mind?”.
  • Create your post.
  • Type the “@” symbol and type in the name of the business you wish to tag. 
  • When you have successfully tagged the business, its name should appear with a blue highlight behind the text. 
  • You can now click post.

Final thoughts on tagging on Facebook

Tagging people on Facebook is a great way to get your friends and family’s attention on posts that you want them to see, or showcase them in photos they are a part of.

The tagging feature is also a great way for businesses to create engagement around their brand by having customers, clients, users, etc. tagging them in their posts for their friends and family to see.

As you can see, there are many options when it comes to tagging on Facebook. I hope this article has helped shed some light on the options available to you.

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