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How to tag an account on Instagram

Tagging a person on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat or any other social network is a simple way to share content with him or her. But how can this be done? Well, the first thing you should know is that it is not something complicated to do, nor does it take hours to capture the name of those who accompany you in the photograph or of those you think might be interested in the post.

You can add tags to an image or video already published, directly in the caption during the new publication, in the comments of your own content and even in your stories if you prefer. For this you do not need any third-party program or app, on the contrary, you only have to enter your Instagram account and follow the steps explained in this post, as appropriate to your case.

In a new post

Adding tags to new Instagram posts, be they images or videos, is very simple. Just follow these instructions:

  1. Login to your account and click on the “More” icon (+) to create a new publication.
  2. Select the image or video of the publication and click ” Next “.
  3. Add the filters you want to the image and click ” Next “.
  4. Press ” Tag People.”
  5. A new window will open with the image. Tap on it to add the tags.
  6. Enter the username of the people you want to tag in the post.
  7. The app will offer you a list of suggestions, choose the account that corresponds to your search.
  8. When you finish adding all the labels, click on the popcorn icon located in the upper right corner of the screen.

In an existing post

If for any reason you forgot to add the tags to any of your publications or you want someone to see it, even if several days have passed, you can do so at any time by following the instructions described below:

  1. Access your account and click on your profile photo, in the lower right corner.
  2. Search in your Feed, the publication in which you want to add the tags.
  3. Click on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the photo or video.
  4. Select ” Edit.”
  5. Press ” Tag People.”
  6. A window will open with the image, click on it to add the labels.
  7. Enter the username of the person you are tagging in the ” Find a user ” field.
  8. Select the account that corresponds to your search.
  9. Press the popcorn icon once you have added all the tags.
  10. Press the popcorn icon again to finish editing.

In comments

It is very common in Instagram contests, to see how people tag their friends in order
to obtain the prizes of the ad. This is something that can be done in a few steps. For this you will have to:

  1. Click on the comment balloon.
  2. Write “@” followed by the username of the person you are going to tag.
  3. To make your task a bit easier, Instagram will offer you a list of friends that match your search method. Select the account (s) that correspond to the people you want to tag.
  4. When you’re done, hit ” Publish.”

In the stories

To tag your friends in your Instagram stories, you simply have to click on the text icon in the upper buttons. Then, write the username of the person and press the corresponding account, you can tag as many people as you want.

However, you must bear in mind that those people who do not follow you must accept the request before being able to view the content in which they were tagged. Meanwhile, those that follow you will automatically receive a DM, which they can click and go directly to the publication. Once there, they can reply to your story if they wish.

There is also another way to make labels in Stories. To do this, click on the icon of the stickers at the top of the publication and once there select the one that corresponds to ” Mention “.

Then write “@” followed by the username and click on the profile photo of the person you are looking for.


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