How to tag a friend on FB?


More than once, we want to share interesting, important or funny material with one of our friends on a social network such as Facebook . One method is to label it , but this changes depending on the situation.

1. Marking on the timeline

It is very easy – on the page that pops up after logging into the portal, left-click under the field with the word ” what’s up ” on the ” mark friend ” function. The second method is to click on ” what’s up „. Another menu is expanded and here we have two options: the first is that we click on the ” mark friend ” function, or we just write his name and surname .

If we have a lot of friends whose first name, surname or nickname appears after entering the first letter, then:

  • the context menu is developing,
  • from which we choose the person to whom we address the message by clicking on their name and surname or by pressing the down arrow,
  • and when it is highlighted in blue press the Enter key.

In case of a mistake, we can delete the name and surname with the Back Space key.

2. Designation in groups or in posts from groups

Currently, there are three types of Facebook groups : secret, closed and open, with different levels of secrecy, but even in open groups, we can only mark members of a given group by simply clicking on the comment field and writing the first letters of its name. From open groups, we can share posts (using the option under the image or post). Then we develop a context menu.

Clicking on the function called ” Share now (friends) ” will make the post land on our timeline, and if we wanted to tag a specific person, we have to click on the three dots at the top next to our first name, last name or nickname and select „edit”. We open a small window in which we enter the personal data of the person we want to mark.

If we want to avoid this, in the same menu, click „Share …”. A field consisting of two parts is expanded: the lower one (which is the post) and the upper one, with the inscription ” Write something about it ” and enter the person there, which we mark. If this function does not work for some reason, there is a bar under the post with the words ” Friends „, ” Cancel ” and ” Publish „. On the other side, we have three icons and click on the first one. A bar appears slightly higher on which we enter the friend’s personal data.

3. Designation on Fanpage (your own and someone else’s)

If we are the administrator of a fanpage , we cannot mark a friend directly. In the bar with the words ” Like „, ” Comment ” and ” Share „, there is an additional, small icon with an arrow next to it. Click on the arrow and the context menu unfolds. We select our main profile from it and in the section on writing comments, we write the name and surname of a friend.

If we want to share with a friend the content of a fanpage that does not belong to us, we just click as if we want to comment and write personal data.

In all of the above-mentioned cases we finish entering the name and surname of a friend by pressing the ” Enter ” key .