5 ways to tag on Instagram

5 ways to tag on Instagram
5 ways to tag on Instagram
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You can learn how to tag other Instagram users to make your posts more social. You can identify them by their usernames (preceded by the @ sign) or use hashtags (keywords preceded by the # sign) so that other users of the platform can find your posts.

Steps

Method 1 of 5: Tag someone in a new photo

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Step 1. Open Instagram

You will find the app on your home screen or in the app list by finding the icon that looks like a pink camera lens.

This kind of method is different from a hashtag, because it simply identifies a user on Instagram

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Step 2. Click the + button

It's at the bottom of the screen. This is the button to add a new photo.

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Step 3. Choose the photo

If you prefer, you can also take a photo directly with the camera built into the app.

It is not possible to tag someone on a video

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Step 4. Choose filters and effects

You can skip this step if you don't want to adjust the photo.

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Step 5. Click Next

The button is located at the top right of the screen.

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Step 6. Click Tag Someone

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Step 7. Click on one of the people in the photo

A label will appear above the part you just clicked.

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Step 8. Type the name or username

When Instagram recognizes the person you tag, their name will appear in the search results.

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Step 9. Choose the person you want to tag

Its name will appear on the area you pressed. You can also move it to another area if you wish.

If you want to tag multiple people, you just need to tap on different areas and search for their name like you did the first one

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Step 10. Click Finish

It is located at the top right of the screen.

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Step 11. Enter a caption

You can skip this step if you don't want to include any text on the photo.

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Step 12. Click Share

The button is located at the top right of the screen. The photo will now appear in your subscribers' news feed.

The person (s) you've tagged will receive a notification to let them know

Method 2 of 5: Tag someone on an existing photo

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Step 1. Open Instagram

It is the app with an icon that looks like a pink camera lens.

This kind of tag is different from a hashtag because it simply identifies another user on Instagram

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Step 2. Go to your profile

Click on the icon at the bottom right of the app that looks like a person's head.

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Step 3. Choose the photo you want

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Step 4. Click ⁝ (on Android) or… (on iPhone)

It's in the top right corner.

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Step 5. Click Edit

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Step 6. Click Tag Someone

It should be near the bottom of the photo.

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Step 7. Tap a person in the photo

A label will appear on the part you just pressed.

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Step 8. Type its name or user name

When Instagram recognizes the person you've tagged, their name will appear in the search results.

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Step 9. Choose the person you want to tag

Its name will appear above the area you tapped. You can also move the tag elsewhere on the photo.

If you want to tag more than one, click on the photo and search for their names as you did the first time

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Step 10. Click Finish

The button is located at the top right.

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Step 11. Click Finish

This is when your changes will be saved. The tag now appears on the photo.

The people you've tagged will receive a notification to let them know

Method 3 of 5: Tag someone in the comments

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Step 1. Go to the post in question

You can quickly tell a friend about an interesting post by tagging them (that is, mentioning their name) in the comments. This sends him a notification to go see the post.

  • His username begins with an @ and follows the format “@ username”.
  • Your friend will not see the tag if the post is private (unless they are also subscribed to this account).
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Step 2. Click the comments icon

It's the bubble under the photo or video in question.

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Step 3. Tap on the keyboard space bar

Instagram used to let you type your friend's name in comments to tag them, but now that just sends a private message. You must start the comment with something other than its username, for example a space or another word.

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Step 4. Type @ his_username

If you can't remember it exactly, start typing it until it shows up in the search results. You can click on it once it appears.

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Step 5. Click Submit

The icon looks like a small paper airplane at the bottom right of the screen. This will post a comment and your friend you tagged will receive a notification.

Method 4 of 5: Add hashtags

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Step 1. Learn how it works

A hashtag is a keyword that begins with "#" (for example "#kittens") that links the photo or video to more general topics. Adding hashtags in the caption of photos and videos helps make them more accessible to other users who are looking for common themes.

  • For example, if you type #kittens in the photo caption, people who search for “kittens” on Instagram will see it, along with any other photos that use that hashtag.
  • Username tags (i.e. with an @ at the beginning) identify a person or company that appears in the photo. It's a different thing from hashtags.
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Step 2. Open Instagram

You will recognize the app by the pink camera lens icon.

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Step 3. Edit the caption of the photo

You can add hashtags to new photos or pre-existing photos by typing them in the caption. Here's how to get there.

  • If you've already posted the video or photo, go to the post and click ⁝ (on Android) or… (on iPhone) in the right corner, then choose Edit.
  • When posting a new photo or video, click the + in the center at the bottom of the screen, then choose the photo or video that interests you. If you want, add effects, then tap Next at the bottom right of the screen.
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Step 4. Type the hashtags in the caption

Just type the hashtag symbol (#) before the keyword associated with the photo. It will then appear below or you can also mix it into a sentence. Here are several ideas for incorporating hashtags into your captions.

  • The subject of the photo:

    you can post a photo of your cat basking in the sun by writing: "#Matou the # kitten taking a #sun bath in the #garden".

  • The place: Some of the most popular searches on Instagram involve specific locations. Try for example: "#Monlit", "photo of my #vacances in #Phuket # Thailand #Asia" or "nothing better than my favorite # cafelatte at #Starbucks #Paris".
  • Technical photos: put hashtags on the applications, filters and styles used to create the photo, for example: "# iPhone3", "#hipstamatic", "#noiretblanc", "#nofilter" to appear in amateur search results of photography.
  • Events: If you and your friends share photos from the same event, you can jointly create a hashtag for all the photos. For example, if everyone uses the hashtag “# sarah30eanniversary”, it will be easier to find the linked images.
  • Identity: Be easier to find in search results by describing specific traits, for example "#rouquin", "#latinas", "#lgbt", "# néen80", "#teambeyonce".
  • Learn about the trends. Search online for the most popular hashtags on Instagram or try specialist sites like http://www.tagblender.com to find this kind of information.
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Step 5. Click Share

If you are editing an already existing post, simply click on the cross at the top right of the screen. Other users can now find your photos and videos using hashtags.

  • Tap the hashtag under the photo to see other photos posted with the same.
  • If your profile is private, photos will only be visible to people who follow you.

Method 5 of 5: Search by hashtag

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Step 1. Open Instagram

It's the icon that looks like a pink camera lens.

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Step 2. Click the search icon

It looks like a magnifying glass at the bottom of the screen.

You can also tap the hashtag in the photo caption to find related content

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Step 3. Click on the search box

It's at the top of the screen.

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Step 4. Click Tags

It is located under the search box.

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Step 5. Start typing the hashtag or keyword

As you type, Instagram should show you matching hashtags.

  • For example, if you type "kitten", you might also see suggestions like "#chatonsurinstagram", "#kittens", "#chatondujour", and so on.
  • Each result also shows you the number of photos associated with it, for example if you see 229,200 under "#kittens oninstagram", it means that it has 229,200 photos associated with that hashtag.
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Step 6. Click on them to see them

Advice

  • If you put too many tags on your photos, comments will become too long and boring and other users will not read them. Try to limit yourself to two or three tags per photo.
  • Hashtags can contain letters, numbers, and dashes. They do not contain spaces or special symbols.
  • Hashtags (#) and at signs (@) are not the same thing. Hashtags are keywords. At-signs are used to communicate information. For example, if you type "@ kitten" instead of "# kitten", you will write to the user called "kitten" instead of mentioning the word in your comment. Pay attention !

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