Ever been mentioned on a Facebook post or picture? And you are wondering how it happened? Well, it simply means Facebook tagging. When you tag someone, you have made them visible for people to check out their profiles. If you tag a friend in your status update, anyone who sees that update can check out your friends’ names and go to their profile. When you tag someone, you’ll be notified.

Also if you or a friend tags someone in your post, the posts could be visible to the audience you selected plus friends of the tagged person. You can also choose to review tags by anyone, including your friends.

Tagging is a social feature that started on Facebook that involves attaching a friend’s name to a social media post or image online. When you tag someone in a post, you create a special link, as Facebook puts it. It actually links a person’s profile to the post, and the person tagged in the photo is always notified about it. And other social networking sites have just suit.

How to tag someone on Facebook

To tag someone in a regular Facebook post or even post a comment, all you have to do is type @ symbol and then start typing the username that you want to tag, directly beside the symbol without any spaces. Similar to photo tagging, typing @name in a regular post will display a drop-down box with a list of suggestions of people to tag.

  • At the top of your profile, look for the little down arrow icon beside the Home button on the top right and click on it.
  • Choose settings and click on Timeline and Tagging in the left sidebar.
  • Select edit settings.
  • You’ll see a number of tagging options there that you can configure.

Control Of Unwanted Tags On Facebook Photos

You can untag yourself, but in cases like this prevention is always better than constant untagging. Unfortunately, there is no way you can stop the tagging activities on Facebook, however, there are ways to control how your tagged photos and videos will appear on your Facebook timeline.

You can simply open the photo from the album, place the cursor over your name, and click Remove tag then select the reason why you want to remove the tag and click Continue.

If you are fine with the tag but prefer not to receive new updates of new comments or likes, open the photo and click the Unfollow Post link just above the comment section.

There’s no way to stop your friends from tagging you on Facebook, but you can decide how the tagged photos and videos will appear on your Facebook Timeline. In the privacy settings page, scroll down to Timeline and Tagging section and click on Edit Settings. A popup window will appear, click on the Review Posts friends tag your section.    

Facebook Tagging Rules

We can tag friends when we want to promote a site, product, video, or article. It is wise to tag friends on posts you know they’d actually be interested in. entertaining, inspiring, or informative posts that would usually be appreciated.

Some friends use their Facebook to piss and rant at other people. How about showing a little love instead? You can also tag people or pages to spread love and also a great way for businesses to make customers feel special.

You can’t tag people when they are not in the photo unless it is for some other important reason.

Don’t tag when it’s better to send a message or an email. Don’t tag unnecessarily.

All in all, think before you tag. 

PROS;

  • Only friends can tag other friends in photos
  • Tagging multiple photos of the same people is far easier
  • Saves time and energy when tagging photos.

CONS;

  • It’s another way to waste time on Facebook instead of doing something productive
  • Photos of you that you might not want to be tagged will be
  • Even more, people, you don’t want seeing photos of you could have access to them.
  • All of these are definitely true to some extent. Does it even matter that we have Facebook tags? How do you feel about the Tag feature for photos? Nevertheless, there are some arguments for and against having such a feature available on Facebook,

In conclusion, tagging is now found on most social networking platforms. Facebook tagging simply means mentioning someone on a post, comment, or picture. that way the person can easily see what you tag them on. The moment you tag someone, you have made it possible for people to go through those person profiles. It is worthy to note that Facebook also allows you to tag someone that you are not friends with on facebook, provided you also want them to see the post.