Posted on December 27, 2010 by Jennifer Pointer


Tagging Friends in Posts on Facebook


I finally stumbled on how to do something that I've been seeing people do on Facebook for a while, now.  While "tagging" your friends in photos and notes is a rather straightforward process (just use the "tag" menu), doing the same in posts is not.  I had read the instructions, but still didn't understand how to do it.  When you "tag" someone, that person receives a notice from Facebook telling him or her that they've been tagged in your post, link, video, photo, or whatever.  It's a way of sharing things on your own wall, while still notifying your friend that you're sharing something with our about them.


To tag a friend in a post (status update, or video), you'll need to type the "@" sign in the post entry box, then the first couple of letters of the person's name on Facebook.  A drop-down menu will appear, so that you can easily click on  your friend's name.  That person's name will then appear as a hyperlink to his or her profile on your post, and your friend will receive a notification from Facebook of the tagging.  Note, that this feature does not work in the comments thread.


An example is shown above of the process.  Have fun!




Jennifer Pointer


Jennifer Pointer (e-mail) is in Tulsa, OK. She promotes a simple, a low-tech approach to effective online profile management, search engine optimization and social networking. 

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