How To Tag Someone on Facebook

Would you like to know how to how to tag someone Facebook? Want to know what tags are and how to use them? How to tag someone by their Facebook username? Or just want to know what all the fuss is about? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this tutorial is for you!

Tagging works a lot like hyperlinking. You create a virtual link between the post, image or video you tag and a Facebook friend or follower. That friend is then alerted to the content you tagged and can read or comment as they see fit. It is like a digital ‘hey look at this’ and works well to draw people’s attention to content.

Facebook Tags

When you tag someone on Facebook, it is different than mentioning them. When you mention someone, you tell people in a post about the situation, event or whatever. When you tag someone, you show people about the event in an image or video.

You have to use Facebook tagging sensibly. You can feasibly tag as many posts as you like but you shouldn’t. You can also tag up to 50 people per image but you shouldn’t, or shouldn’t very often. To work properly, the people you tag will want to engage with the content you tag. Do it too often or tag too many irrelevant items and they won’t take notice. Tagging in Facebook has to be measured and careful to be successful.

If you want people to pay attention to tags, use them sparingly and only when relevant to the person or discussion.

How to tag someone on Facebook

Tagging someone on Facebook is very straightforward. You can tag them on your own page or a friend’s image if they allow tagging. You can tag pages as well as people too.

  1. Open a Facebook photo featuring the person or page.
  2. Select Tag Photo from the bottom right of the image.
  3. Select the person within the photo and type their name.
  4. Select the correct person in the list that appears.
  5. Select Done Tagging.

You can do this on any image that has tagging enabled. Some users set privacy settings so they cannot be tagged. If the name does not appear when you type it within an image, that may be why.

How to tag multiple people in a photo

You can tag up to 50 people in a single image on Facebook. This could be ideal for old school or prom photos or group shots for any reason. The process is much the same as tagging individuals.

  1. Open a Facebook photo featuring the person or page.
  2. Select Tag Photo from the bottom right of the image.
  3. Select the person within the photo and type their name.
  4. Select the correct person in the list that appears.
  5. Rinse and repeat until you have tagged everyone you want.
  6. Select Done Tagging.

You can also tag someone in multiple images should you wish to.

How to tag someone in multiple photos on Facebook

If someone appears in multiple images and you want to tag them in each one, you can do that. The images have to be first collected into an album and then you can tag them.

  1. Navigate to the Facebook album you have created.
  2. Select Tag in the top right of the screen.
  3. Type the name of the person and select their name when it appears.
  4. Select each image you want to tag them in.
  5. Select Save Tags.

You can repeat Steps 1-5 for every person you want to tag up to the 50 person limit.

How to tag an event on Facebook

One good use of tags is to link an event as well as people. This could be to tell people where you’re going or to promote a particular event.

  1. Select Compose Post from your Facebook profile page.
  2. Select the three gray dots to the right.
  3. Select Tag Event.
  4. Type an event from the list that appears.
  5. Select Post once complete.

How to remove yourself from a tag

Not everyone is comfortable with being tagged in an image as it makes it easy for any Facebook user to identify them. While there is no such thing as privacy on the social network, making it this easy isn’t always a great idea. If you have been tagged in a photo and don’t want to be linked with it for any reason, you can remove it yourself even if you didn’t place the tag.

You are notified whenever you have been tagged and you can say no if you want to. Otherwise:

  1. Open the post you are tagged in.
  2. Select the gray down arrow in the top right of the post.
  3. Select Remove Tag.

Tagging on Facebook is widely used and is relatively harmless. It creates links and draws friends’ attention to particular photos or videos and can be a simple way to reminisce or link people with events and places.

Now you know how to tag someone on Facebook. Go out there and have fun with it!

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