On completion of the post “What`s happening to our Ladies?” with my friends, we decided to share it on Facebook and tag friends so they can read and share to others. One of us quickly asked how do I tag friends on Facebook? It was funny because I assumed everyone should know how to tag friends without seeking assistance. Hence, the reason for this post.
Add tags to share more about the people in your posts.
Tag people in your posts
Tell people about stuff they’re in
Help tag things other people missed
Removing and Reporting Tags
Hide it from your timeline.Your timeline represents who you are, so you control what appears on it. You can even update your privacy settings to review things you’re tagged in before they go on your timeline.
Remove the tag or report the post.You can easily:Remove the tag. The post will still be on Facebook, but it will no longer link to your profile.Report a post to Facebook. If the post is abusive, it will be removed.Send the owner of the post a message, asking to remove the post from Facebook.Block the owner of the post. That person will no longer be able to tag you in posts.
A new feature available on Facebook profiles now lets profile owners tag non-friends in the comments threads of their public posts. This comes in response to the recently revealed Subscribe button, a feature meant to eliminate the desire for any other social network.
For those familiar with the friend-tagging text feature in comments and posts, it was previously impossible to tag users who you hadn’t friended back on the service, a minor but notable annoyance. Now with the platform’s move towards asymmetrical social networking — similar to platforms like Google+ or Twitter where one does not need to approve a friend in order to share content with them — this step is only a natural progression.
Tagging another Facebook user in your response will alert them via notifications that they’ve been pinged, calling better attention to your comment and helping to cultivate better dialog. You can easily tag another user by either simply typing in their name — the system should automatically recognize users beginning with the letters you type — or by preceding their name with the “@” symbol.
You tell me: How often do you tag your friends in comments or in posts on Facebook? Now that you can tag non-friends as well, will you be using this feature more often? Weigh in below.