How to Tag Someone on Instagram

How to tag someone on Instagram

There are four ways to tag (or mention) people on the Instagram mobile app for iPhone or Android.

How to tag someone in a new Instagram post 

When you tag someone in a post, it will appear on their profile, in the “Photos and videos of you” section.

1. Open your Instagram app.

2. Create a new post by tapping the plus symbol, edit the photo then tap “Next.”

3. After you’ve finished editing your photo, tap “Next” again.

4. Fill out your post as usual, but before you publish, tap “Tag People.”

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Press Tag People right below your caption.
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5. Tap the photo where you want the tag to appear, then enter the name or username of that person and tap to select them.

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Select who you want to tag.
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6. Tap “Done” on your iPhone  or click the checkmark on your Android.

7. Tap “Share” and publish your post.

How to tag someone in an existing Instagram post

1. Open your Instagram app.

2. Toggle over to your profile and locate the post you want to tag someone in.

3. Tap the three dots above the photo or video and select “Edit.”

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Tap Edit to tag someone.
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4. Tap “Tag People” and enter their name or username, then tap to select the proper user.

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Tap Tag People on the bottom left of the post.
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How to tag someone in a comment on Instagram

Technically speaking, you can’t tag people in a comment. But you can mention their username and thereby get to the same result. Here’s how.

1. Tap the speech bubble icon under a post to make a comment.

2. Type out your message (if necessary) then type “@” and start entering the person’s Instagram username.

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Type out the username of the person you want to tag and click their name.
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3. Tap the proper username to tag them in your comment.

How to tag someone in an Instagram story

1. Tap the camera icon, located in the top-left side of your screen (or swipe right when viewing your feed).

2. Take a photo or video to create your story (or select one by tapping the thumbnail of your last photo in the bottom-left corner of the screen), then tap the “Aa” option in the top right corner.

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Tap Aa in the top right corner when composing a story.
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3. Type “@” and then begin to enter their username and select the person you want to tag by tapping their username when it appears.

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Type out the username of the person you want to tag and select them.
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Tagging someone in your story will create a link to that person’s Instagram profile.

The person you tag in your story will both get a push notification and a direct message within the app showing them a preview of your story – and be aware that you’re limited to 10 of these tags per photo or video story.

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