How to Tag Someone on Facebook (On Desktop and Mobile)

Jordan Wahl
Jordan Wahl  |  December 3, 2018

Facebook is easy to access on desktop and mobile, but constant updates mean that things sometimes change in a big way overnight.


The same goes for all social media channels – updates that are made to help us stay connected can sometimes feel alienating if we don't know how to use all the features.

That said, I’m here to help clear things up!

Ever wondered how to tag someone in a Facebook comment or video? We’re going to cover all things tagging in this article. The following, to be exact:

In a hurry? Here’s a shortcut. 

How to tag someone on Facebook

What does it mean to tag on Facebook? Tagging is a feature used to create a link to another Facebook user’s profile, giving users the ability to identify and/or reference their friends in photos, posts, and statuses.

So, how do you tag someone on Facebook? Let's cover that next. 

How to tag someone in a Facebook post

Below I’ll give you a step-by-step walkthrough on how to tag someone in a post on both a desktop and mobile.

Tagging on desktop 

  1. Start by clicking in the box under ‘Make Post.’ Here you can type what’s on your mind, add photos or videos, check in, let your Facebook friends know how you’re feeling – lots of options! 
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2. Once you’ve created your post by adding status, photo, etc., you’re ready to tag. Click ‘Tag Friends.’ 

how to tag someone in a facebook post

  

3. Start typing the name of the friend (or friends) you’d like to tag in your post. Once they have auto-populated in the drop-down menu, click their name to add them to the post.

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4. After you’ve tagged your friend(s), their name(s) will appear next to ‘With.’ If you’ve accidentally tagged the wrong person or want to remove someone from a post, simply click the ‘x’ next to their name to remove the tag.

Once you’re done adding friends to your post, click ‘Share.’ 

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5. You’ve successfully shared your post and tagged your friends! The names of any friends you’ve tagged will show up next to yours.

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Tagging on mobile 

  1. Start by tapping the box that says ‘What’s on your mind?’ Here you can type a status update, add photos or videos, check in, let your Facebook friends know how you’re feeling – lots of options! 
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2. Once you’ve created your post by adding status, photo, etc., you’re ready to tag. Click the little blue silhouette to open more options.

 

how to tag a friend in facebook post

 

3. Tap ‘Tag People.’

 

how to tag people in facebook post

 

4. Start typing the name of the friend (or friends) you’d like to tag in your post. Once they have auto-populated in the drop-down menu, click their name to add them to the post. Tap ‘Done’ once you’ve added everyone you’d like to tag.

  

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5. Press ‘Share’ in the top-right corner.

 

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6. Adjust your ‘Share To’ settings to share your post with your desired audience. In this case, I’m only adding the post to my News Feed, not my Story. Press ‘Share Now’ when you’re ready.

 

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7. You’ve successfully shared your post and tagged your friends! The names of any friends you’ve tagged will show up next to yours.

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How to tag someone in a photo

 Below I’ll give you a step-by-step walkthrough on how to tag someone in a photo on both a desktop and mobile.

Tagging on desktop

  1. Open the photo you want to tag someone in and select ‘Tag Photo’ on the right side of the page. 
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2. Click on the face of the person that you want to tag – this will create a box on the friend signaling who you’ll be tagging. Start to type the name of the friend you want to tag and when their name appears in the drop-down menu, click it.

 

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3. If you’ve tagged them correctly, their name should appear both on the photo and next to your name on the righthand side. Once you’ve tagged everyone you want to tag, click ‘Done Tagging.’ You’ve successfully tagged your friends in a photo!

 

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Tagging on mobile

  1. Open the photo you want to tag someone in and click the little tag icon in the top-right corner of the page.
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2. Click on the face of the person that you want to tag. Start to type the name of the friend you want to tag and when their name has appeared in the drop-down menu, click it. 

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3. If you’ve tagged them correctly, their name should appear both on the photo. You’ve successfully tagged your friends in a photo!

 

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Now you know how to tag on Facebook!

 There’s everything you need to know on how to tag on Facebook!

We’ve covered how to tag someone in a Facebook post, in a photo, and even a little shortcut on how to tag quickly from a desktop and mobile device!

Your days of wondering how to tag people on Facebook are long gone.

Want to learn more about Facebook? Check out our articles on how to post Facebook 3D photos and the perfect Facebook cover photo size! 

Jordan Wahl
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Jordan Wahl

Jordan Wahl is a content marketing specialist who joined G2 Crowd after graduating with her BBA in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Originally a small-town girl from Wisconsin, Jordan is fairly new to Chicago and is loving exploring the city. In her free time, you can almost always find her bopping around to her favorite music or laughing at jokes that probably aren't that funny.