Four Things You Must Know About Tagging in Facebook

Tagging people or Pages in Facebook has gotten a little more confusing now that you can log in as your Facebook Page.  Who can you tag and how? How do you tag things as your Page and as your personal profile?  And then what about tagging Events?  Here are all the rules – and they keep changing so bear that in mind!  How is a person expected to keep this all straight?  That’s why you come to Grandma!  Watch my video tutorial to see exactly how to do it.

First of all, to tag a friend, a Page or an Event in an update, just use the “@” symbol and start typing their name, the Page name, or the Event name.

1.  You can tag someone in an update in your Facebook personal profile if you are a friend of theirs.  You can tag a Page in your personal profile update if you Like the Page first.  You can tag any Facebook Event that you have been invited to or have RSVP’d to.

2.  You can tag another Facebook Page as your Page only if you Like the Page first as your Page.  Watch the video to see that demostrated.

3.  You cannot tag a person as your Page.  You used to be able to do this if you were Facebook friends with that person but you can’t anymore.

4.  You can tag an Event as your Facebook Page if you have created that Event.  Even if there are multiple admins on the Page and the Event was created by one of the Admins on the Page, only the person who created the Event can tag that Event.

Confused yet?  Welcome to Facebook.  Finally, one last word about tagging – it can be kind of flaky sometimes.  If you are trying to tag someone and the list is not coming up, try refreshing the page.  Hope that helps!  If you need to take your Facebook Page to the next level, check out Facebook Bootcamp for Success

Grandma Mary

Grandma Mary is a slightly cranky Social Media Edutainer, helping small businesses leverage the power of social media. Learning social media is wayyy more fun with Grandma Mary.

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