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How to Tag People When You Share Content on Facebook

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Tag people on Facebook

How to Tag People on Facebook

I always appreciate it when my readers use the Facebook Share Button on my blog to share my content with their friends on Facebook. It’s the greatest compliment I could get. And of course I would love to show my gratitude and say “thank you” to everyone each and every time that happens. But sometimes I actually have no clue who shares my content.

So for all the times I missed to say “thank you” to YOU. Here it is … “Thank you so very much for sharing my content with your friends on Facebook! I truly appreciate you!”

Did you know there’s actually a little trick that alerts people when you do share their content on Facebook? It’s pretty cool! I learned this little trick from my friend Ryan Biddulph.

How to tag people when you share content on Facebook.

It’s very easy. Just follow the illustrations below to find out how to do that.

Share Content on Facebook

For example, if I wanted to share a blog post of my friend Ryan I would click the Facebook Share button on his blog and the above window would pop up. To tag Ryan all I have to do is type the “@” symbol and start typing his name.  Facebook will then load a list with all of my friends who’s first name is Ryan. I then just highlight and click the person I want to tag and voilà it’s done.

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As you can see in the image above, his name is now a clickable link. Of course you can tag more people and share content with them. (The cool part here too is, that since everyone’s name is clickable people can check each other out and make more connections.)

Oh, by the way, always make sure you add the correct picture to the blog post when you share it. You can do that by choosing the correct thumbnail.

In the image below you will see that Ryan’s blog post is now posted on my Facebook profile page. By the way, it is posted on his profile page as well for him and all his friends to see.

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But it doesn’t stop there.

Not only can you share people’s blog posts and tag your friends to let them know of the great content that’s out there. You can also share content that is already on your Facebook profile page. For example a video you posted like in the image below. My friend Liane shared that one with me, which by the way had me in tears.

All you have to do to share content on your facebook page is click the “Share” link and follow the steps above.

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So, that’s how you tag people when you share content from Facebook. Pretty quick and easy!

I hope I will never miss the opportunity to say “thank you” again to the great people who share my content.

To Your Success!

Ilka Flood
The Enlightened Networker

P.S. If you found this information helpful please retweet and share it with your friends on Facebook. You know now how to do that ;) Thank you!

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Thanks Ilka for great post, and I have paid it forward. Always good to learn, so thankyou again. all the best
Gail
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Ilka Flood
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Hi Gail,

Thanks for stopping by! It’s very nice to meet you :)

Yep, there is just so much to learn out there, isn’t there? Things are constantly changing.

Thanks for paying it forward! You’re the best!

Have a blessed day!

Ilka

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Hi Ilka,

Very well explained. The screen shots do a great job too. Well I’ll just practice and share this post for you shall I?

~Marcus
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Ilka Flood
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Thank you, Marcus! I understand things better with visuals too.

Thanks for sharing my post! You’re awesome!

Ilka

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Hey Ilka.

Its the little tips which go along way.

Thank you
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Ilka Flood
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Hi Dwayne,

Absolutely! I always love to find out new tricks.

Have a wonderful week!

Ilka

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Hey Ilka,

Cool Tip! You did a great job with the images. I really like it!

There is so much you can do in Facebook to generate traffic. Someday, I’ll put together a program showing how different techniques.

Chat with you later…
Josh
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Ilka Flood
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Hey Josh,

Thank you! I know there’s a lot more you can do with Facebook. We’ve probably only tabbed into a very small percentage. Looking forward to your program giving us the scoop :)

Have an awesome day!

Ilka

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[...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Marcus, Josh Garcia. Josh Garcia said: RT @ilkaflood How to Tag People When You Share Content on Facebook http://bit.ly/am71Hf [...]

Hi Ilka,

Thanks for the mention!

I remember when I wondered “How the heck do people tag one another?” a while back. With some tweaking I found it out and was happy to share it with you.

Thanks again for your continued support Ilka. I hope that you’re having a great week :)

Ryan Biddulph
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Ilka Flood
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Hi Ryan,

You are so very welcome. Without you this post would not have been possible. So thanks to YOU!

Have a blessed day!

Ilka

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Thanks for this great post, Ilka! I wondered how to do that, now I know! :) I love the screen shots too!

Thanks again!
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Hi Stacy,

Glad I could “enlighten” you :)

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comment.

Have a wonderful day!

Ilka

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Totally awesome post! I did as you suggested. Thanks!

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Hi Brad,

And thanks a bunch! ;)

Have an awesome day!

Ilka

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Hey Ilka, great post I just learned something new :)

btw, tag your it

Peter
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Ilka Flood
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Hi Peter,

I didn’t know about this until just recently. There’s just so much to learn as things are constantly changing.

Thanks for the “tag!” I appreciate you!

Ilka

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Hey Ilka,

That is real neat. I never knew about the trick. Well now I do.

Thank you Ilka for sharing this.

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Ilka Flood
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Hi Adam,

Well, don’t feel bad. Until just a little while ago I didn’t know about this trick either :) But, it’s pretty cool, huh?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Ilka

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Hi Ilka,

Really excellent post. I have no any idea of this before. Now I realize that there a lot of things in facebook that can draw potential traffic if it utilize wisely. Thanks for sharing this wonderful tips.

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Ilka Flood
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Hi Augustus,

Thank you for dropping by and for your great comment! It’s very nice to meet you :)

I think we only scratched the surface on what can be done in Facebook. So let’s keep our eyes and ears open to learn new things, shall we?

Have an awesome day!

Ilka

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It works similar to Twitter. I read that at one time they did not have that feature available and then added it. So it is good to use it now that we have it. On 10/1/2010 the movie about Facebook will be in theaters. It is called Social Media.
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Ilka Flood
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Hi Chuck,

Great to meet you! Thanks for dropping by!

Yes, I heard about this movie coming out. Sounds like a good one.

All the best,

Ilka

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Thank you for sharing this Ilka, I’ve seen this on Face Book quite often but have never known how to do it.

Just goes to show-one is never too old to learn something new every day!

Stay Inspired!
Michael
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Ilka Flood
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Hi Michael,

Thank you for stopping by and for your great comment! I absolutely agree with you … you’re never to old to learn something new :)

Have a wonderful day!

Ilka

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Thanks so much for this, Ilka! Great tutorial..and great screen shots! I really like this feature of Facebook, I’m glad you talked about it here!
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Ilka Flood
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Hey Elmar,

How are you? Yes, I sure love this feature too … now that I know about it ;)

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts!

Have an awesome weekend!

Ilka

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Ahh Thanks, never figured how. Turns out it works just like Twitter!
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[...] some value in it, please be sweet and retweet and also share it with your friends on Facebook. Don’t forget to tag me so I can properly thank you. [...]

It took me a while to figure out how to do this. But it is so useful. I share videos that I make on Facebook but I post them on YouTube so there is no way to tag my friends who are in it. However, if I post the link on Facebook and tag them there it will show up on their feeds as well.

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Ilka Flood
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Hi Lingwee,

Thanks for stopping by and your feedback! Things are constantly changing in the social media world and there are always new things to learn, aren’t there.

Have a nice day!

Ilka

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Thank you!
We are Homo sapiens; but I think you have evolutionarily adopted/adapted our traits of being Homo dictyous too in this Age of Networking! I am a beginner on the Net and hope to evolve too! :-)
Thank you for the useful tips!

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Ilka Flood
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Hi M S,

Great to meet you! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts.

To your massive success!

Ilka

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