Social media is all about being “social,” and tagging someone on Instagram is a great way to enhance the collective experience. When you mention someone on Instagram, they usually receive a notification, unless it’s a private account tagging someone who doesn’t follow them. In this article, we’ll explore the various ways you can tag someone on Instagram, including in a new post, an existing post, a comment, or a story.
How to Tag Someone on Instagram
There are four methods to tag or mention people on the Instagram mobile app for both iPhone and Android users.
Tagging in a New Instagram Post
When you tag someone in a post, it will be displayed on their profile under the “Photos and videos of you” section. Here’s how you can do it:
- Open your Instagram app.
- Tap the plus symbol to create a new post, and after editing the photo, tap “Next.”
- Once you’re done editing, tap “Next” again.
- Fill out your post as usual, but before publishing, tap “Tag People.”
- Select the photo where you want the tag to appear, and enter the name or username of the person. Tap to select them.
- On an iPhone, tap “Done,” or on Android, click the checkmark.
- Finally, tap “Share” to publish your post.
Tagging in an Existing Instagram Post
If you want to tag someone in a post that you’ve already published, follow these steps:
- Open your Instagram app.
- Go to your profile and locate the post you want to tag someone in.
- Tap the three dots above the photo or video and select “Edit.”
- Tap “Tag People,” enter their name or username, and select the correct user.
Mentioning in a Comment on Instagram
Technically, you can’t tag people in a comment on Instagram. However, you can mention their username to achieve the same result. Here’s how:
- Tap the speech bubble icon below a post to make a comment.
- Type your message (if necessary) and then type “@” followed by the person’s Instagram username.
- Tap the appropriate username to tag them in your comment.
Tagging in an Instagram Story
To tag someone in an Instagram story:
- Tap the camera icon located on the top-left side of your screen. Alternatively, swipe right when viewing your feed.
- Take a photo or video to create your story or select one from your recent photos.
- Tap the “Aa” option in the top right corner for text overlays.
- Type “@” followed by the username of the person and select them from the suggestions.
Tagging someone in your story will create a link to their Instagram profile. The person you tag will receive a push notification and a direct message within the app, giving them a preview of your story. Note that you can only tag up to 10 people in each photo or video story.
Remember, tagging and mentioning others on Instagram can make your experience more engaging and inclusive.
Now that you know how to tag and mention someone on Instagram, you can make your social media interactions more lively and interactive. So go ahead and start tagging your friends, family, and favorite accounts to make your Instagram experience even more enjoyable.
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