How To Tag Someone On Instagram

From tagging your best friend in a meme to mentioning her under the reel of her favorite actor, Instagram is a fun place to share content with your social circle. There are many ways and places to tag/mention users on Instagram.

This is how to tag someone on Instagram in a post.

  1. Open the Instagram app on your phone and go to your profile page. 
  2. Click the sign “+” in the top right corner, and tap “post.”
  3. Select a photo/video of your choice and click “tag people.” 
  4. Enter the username of the person you want to tag and click the tick sign at the top right.

Instagram is about sharing fun content with others; there are many ways to tag and mention your friends, brands, celebrities, etc.

From posts and reels to stories and comments, let’s dive in.

How to tag someone in an Instagram post

Follow these steps to tag/mention someone or a brand in your Instagram post:

Step 1: Open your Instagram profile

Log in to Instagram and open your profile. Click the sign “+” in the top right corner. 

Select The Plus Icon At The Top

Step 2: Post your photo/video

After clicking the plus sign, tap “post” and select the image/video you want to post on Instagram. 

Select Post To Create A Post

Click the arrow (or tick) sign in the top right. 

Tap The Blue Tick Marker

Step 3: Tag someone in your post

Before you publish the post, click the option “Tag people.”

How To Tag Someone On Instagram

Now, tap on the photo/video and search for the username of the person you want to tag.

Click the “tick” sign in the top right corner.

How to tag someone in an Instagram reel

Reels are fun and the current “in” thing on Instagram.

Follow these steps to tag someone in a reel on Instagram: 

Step 1: Open your Instagram profile

Log in to Instagram and open your profile. Click the sign “+” in the top right corner.

Step 2: Add your reel

After clicking the plus sign, tap “Reel” and select the video you want to post as your Instagram reel. 

Select Reel To Create A Reel

You can capture a video on the spot and post it as a reel. You can also add tons of effects, change the speed of the video once recorded, change the layout of the video, set a timer, and add music of your choice. The length of Instagram reels can be anywhere between 15 seconds and 90 seconds.

Create Your Reel

Step 3: Post your Instagram reel

After finalizing the video, click “Next.”

Tap Next When Your Reel Is Complete

Select “Tag people.”

How To Tag Someone In A Reel On Instagram

Tap the “+” sign and enter the username of the individual(s) you want to tag in your reel.

Tap “Share,” and Instagram will post the reel. 

How to tag someone in your Instagram Story

If you want to tag/mention someone in your Instagram story, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open your Instagram profile

Log in to Instagram and open your profile. Click the sign “+” in the top right corner.

Select “Story.” 

Step 2: Create the Story slide

Select a photo/video from the gallery or capture one in the moment to create an Instagram story.

Create Your Story Slide

Step 3: Tag the Person in Your Instagram Story 

Now tap the “Aa” icon in the top right area and type the username of the person you want to tag.

Select The Text Icon At The Top

If a person’s username is ABC, you must add @ before it, i.e., @ABC.

How To Mention Someone In Your Instagram Story

Instagram will show you a list of options and the full username; select the person from this list. When the user is tagged, click “your story,” and your story will be published.

Share The Slide To Your Instagram Story

How to tag someone in an Instagram comment

Follow these steps if you want to mention/tag someone in your comment section or any other person’s Instagram post/reel’s comment section.

Step 1: Open the comment section of the post

Open the comment section of the post in which you want to tag a person. To do so, tap the “speech bubble” icon underneath the desired post.

Open The Comment Section Of A Post

Step 2: Enter the username 

Enter the username of the person in the comment section. Type @ before the username and select the right account from the list that populates.

How To Mention Someone In An Instagram Comment

Once done, click “Post,” and Instagram will tag the person in that comment. 

Final thoughts on tagging or mentioning on Instagram

Tagging or mentioning someone on Instagram is a great way to get their attention. You can tag people in your posts, reels, and stories. When you tag someone, they will get a notification about it.

If you want to mention someone in the comment section of another person’s post or reel, just enter their username, and Instagram will do the rest.

If you have a public Instagram account, tagging relevant people in your posts can boost your reach and help you get in front of your target audience.

Note: Do not tag an excessive number of people to get reach; Instagram counts it as robotic behavior on your end and may also annoy the people tagged.

FAQs

Who can see the Instagram posts you are tagged in?

If you get tagged in an Instagram post, then your followers and the followers of the person who posted can see the post you are tagged in.

Who can tag you in their Instagram posts?

You can choose the people who can tag you in their Instagram posts. You have three options to choose from, i.e., Everyone, People you Follow, or No One. These are available in your account settings.

Can you untag yourself on Instagram?

Yes. You can click the three dots on the top right side of the tagged post. Click “Tag options” and tap “Remove me from post.”

David Woutersen

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David Woutersen

David is the founder of Outofthe925.com and has been in the social media industry since 2017. Since then, his mission has been to help others take control of their online presence. For some, this has been earning an income online; for others, it's teaching how to use social networks more effectively. And each year, he continues to help millions with strategy, troubleshooting, and inspiration.

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