How to Tag Friends in Facebook Posts

Tag Facebook friends to draw their attention to your post

Social Network concept with group of people holding thought bubble cutouts, depicting tagging friends on Facebook posts

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We often write Facebook posts about fun activities with friends and family, or post photos showing our travels and activities. When you tag a friend in a post or photo, it's a way to show who's in a photo or who you were with. Tagging creates a link to their Facebook profile, and they'll be notified that you tagged them.

Here's how to tag a friend in a Facebook post.

Be aware that if you tag someone in a post, that post may be visible to the audience you selected plus friends of the tagged person, depending on their privacy settings.

How to Tag a Facebook Friend

It's easy to tag a friend while posting with Facebook on the desktop as well as Facebook's iOS or Android mobile app.

  1. From your Facebook home page, go to Create Post. (In the mobile app, go to What's on your mind? at the top of the News Feed.)

  2. Begin typing your post, and then type @ immediately followed by the person's name you want to tag. In this example, typing @Amy automatically suggests a list of friends with that name.

    Screenshot showing how to tag a friend in a Facebook post
  3. Select the friend's name from the dropdown menu that appears. The @ symbol will disappear.

    Screenshot of a friend tagged in a Facebook post
  4. Continue writing the rest of your post, and select Share when you're done.

    Alternatively, type your post and then select Tag Friends. Begin typing their name, and then select it from your options.

How to Remove a Tag From a Post

To remove a tag you placed in one of your own posts, select the menu button on the upper right-hand corner of your post and choose Edit Post. Remove the name with the tag and select Save.

If you want to remove yourself from a tagged post that someone else made, select the menu button on the upper right-hand corner of the post and choose Remove tag.