Facebook - How To Tag Or Mention People, Pages Or Groups

In today's world, it seems that almost any topic is open for debate. While I was gathering facts for this article, I was quite surprised to find some of the issues I thought were settled are actually still being openly discussed.

Referrals are one of the best sources of business and Facebook has recognised this by providing a system where you can refer other people, their pages or groups to your friends.

What's the purpose?

Referrals, as mentioned above, are a great source of testimonials and praise for your business, your ideas etc. Rather than praising yourself and hard selling your products and services, it often feels better if it comes from another person, client or friend of yours. It's the 'tall poppy' syndrome: Don't rave about yourself, but go ahead and rave about others. That is exactly what you can do with this feature.

You can see that there's practical value in learning more about Facebook - How To Tag Or Mention People, Pages Or Groups. Can you think of ways to apply what's been covered so far?

What is tagging in a post?

By tagging you mention someone, write something about their product, idea, send them a public compliment or simply make a reference to someone or something, whether that is a positive or a negative statement. Let's assume here, we will use it with a positive purpose in mind.

How is it done?

The tagging is done in your status update. In Facebook this box is also called the 'Publisher box' and is located on the top of your home page or profile page. To find it, look for the box, which says: 'What's on your mind?'

What or whom can I tag?

You can tag anything and anyone from a friend, a page, a group, an event or an application. Remember you need to be connected to the thing you are intending to tag. You are allowed to tag multiple different items in a single post, six at the most.

Step-by-step guide:

1. Write in the publisher box whatever you want to say about the person or thing you want to mention. When you come to mentioning their name, page or group, simply type the @ symbol, directly followed by their name, the page's or group's name. Make sure you do leave a space before the @ but no space between the @ symbol and the name.

2. A drop-down menu will appear with any matching entries. You can either finish writing the name yourself or chose from the menu.

3. The name will appear as a blue link in your post, so that people who look at your post can click on the link and directly visit the page or person mentioned.

If you've been tagged you will receive a notification and you will also see the post appear on your wall with a paperclip symbol at the beginning of the message. This way you can follow when someone mentions you and what comments people add to it.
There is also a You Tube Video Tutorial on this topic.

Nathalie Himmelrich brings technology closer to you - learn how to use social networks efficiently and easily. Nathalie is working as a mentor and coach one-on-one and in groups to support clients in their personal growth and on using technology.

Want to know more? Have a look at my You Tube channel and my 'Technology Tutorials' page on Facebook.

Now you can be a confident expert on Facebook - How To Tag Or Mention People, Pages Or Groups. OK, maybe not an expert. But you should have something to bring to the table next time you join a discussion on Facebook - How To Tag Or Mention People, Pages Or Groups.

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