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How to Tag People in Facebook Status and Comments

This is for Facebook beginners only, if you’re not one, you should tell your beginner friends about this so that you can enlighten them about the Facebook tagging feature. Facebook was launched a long time ago, in 2004, and is now the number one social networking website in the world, valuated at over $75 billion.

After creating a Facebook account, and adding friends and exploring a little, you’ll soon want to learn how to share photos, links and videos with friends and family. There’s a feature called tagging, that can be used to make sharing easier. Tagging allows you to add people to your Status updates, Videos, Photos, Links and Comments. In this how-to, we’ll be learning the art of tagging your friends/family/page on your status or comments. The benefit of tagging your friends on Facebook is that they’ll get a notification for the same and this way they won’t miss out anything important.

There are two ways that can be used to tag people. Earlier, you only had one way of doing it, but recently Facebook also added an easier way of going about tagging people. Also, some months back, the feature was only available in Statuses and Photos and Videos, now you can even tag people on comments. Let’s begin then.

Tag People in Facebook Status Using @

Whenever you want to tag a friend on your Status update, all you have to do is use the ‘@’ symbol before you start typing your friends name. Facebook will automatically provide you all the suggestions for names beginning with the first letter that you type.

Tag People in Facebook Status

As you can see in the picture above, use the symbol right before the name, the first letter doesn’t have to be in capitals. You can use the same method to tag people on comments.

comment tagging

There is however a limit to the number of people you can tag in your status or in a comment. So if you’re planning to tag a lot of people, you can add them in new comments.

Tag People By Typing the First Letter of their name in Capitals

This is another way of tagging your friends in your status or comments. It’s simpler than the first one, you don’t have to use the @ symbol. To tag, just start typing your friends name with a capital letter.

Facebook Caps Tagging

As you can see, starting their names in capital automatically suggests you the friend you want to tag. However, you may have to type more than the first 2-3 letters to get the exact friend you’re looking for, unlike the first method.

You can also use only their friends name, if that’s how you like it. When tagging a friend, it usually shows the full name. Just remove the last name and you should still have the first name of your friend tagged to his profile. This works with both the above methods.

facebook tagging

If you have any trouble understanding anything written above, you can always watch the little tutorial that we cooked up just for you, after the break.

I hope you’ve learnt how-to tag people on Facebook comments and statuses now. So keep sharing with your friends and have a good time. If you have any queries, you can use the comment box.

10 Best WordPress Plugins To Get More Comments

Comments serve as a two way communication tool between the visitors and the post author, they also offer a good platform for discussion. People like to comment when they feel good about the content and the User Interactivity of your blog. Here is a list of 10 WordPress Plugins from which you can get more comments on your blog.

1.Use A Visual Text Editor

The default comments field is boring, and quite limited. It is possible to write your own HTML tags in the comment, but that’s a nuisance that you won’t do often. It’s usually easier to just leave out the formatting, isn’t it?

NicEdit is just 30kb in size, and gives a full featured text editor. Check out the comments field of this post to see it in action. It’s much easier to format a comment this way.

For anyone; NicEdit.

2.Let Users Edit Their Comments

We all make mistakes. Most of us like to correct those mistakes though. Give users the ability to do so, so they aren’t annoyed at their comment (At you!), and also so that you don’t have users making double and triple comments to fix those mistakes.

The Edit option is a necessity for code blogs in particular. Anyone who has ever written snippets of code into WordPress knows how many mistakes you (or it!) makes.

For WordPress users; AJAX Edit Comments.

3.Subscribe To Comments

It’s hard to keep track of all the comments you leave around the blogosphere. Subscribing to comments lets you keep track of the most important ones. At the very least, this is a good way of bringing people back to your blog.

For WordPress users; Subscribe to Comments.

4.Publish The Commenter’s Latest Headline

Being honest, we’ve all left comments hoping that someone will notice it and click back to our blogs. Why not encourage this with your readers?

CommentLuv tries to find the commenter’s RSS feed, and from that it will post their latest headline underneath their comment. Readers will see that their blog gets more exposure on your site, and they may take note of that.

For WordPress users; Comment Luv.

5.Threaded Replies

When you get a large number of comments, it can be hard to keep individual conversations straight. Threaded comments let you leave replies directly underneath others, so conversations are much easier to have. A good conversation is one of the best ways to win a person over to your blog.

For WordPress users; Brian’s Threaded Comments.

6.Post Comments Via AJAX

When a user posts a comment, they’re more-or-less finished with that particular page. AJAX allows the comment to be posted without reloading. It saves the reader time, letting them head off to other pages on your blog before they get bored.

For WordPress users; Moojax Comment Posting.

7.List Recent Comments

A sidebar widget listing the latest comments on your blog can be a good way of showing that your blog is alive, but also that you take the time to interact with your readers (Try to get your own name there as often as possible!). A reader will always respond well to seeing a blogger take an interest in their readers.

For WordPress users; FreePress Recent Comments.

8.Offer Customised Clickable Smilies

I think smilies are under appreciated in the blogging world. They’re a fun way of showing your mood while you write, and they let you make a joke and show that what you said is actually a joke.

Or perhaps I just overuse them?

For WordPress users; WP-Grins.

10.Add User Avatars

Amidst a long list of comments, a single comment can get lost quite easily. Avatars add distinction between individual comments, and it will make you smile when you start seeing faces you recognise. You might even consider having the image link back to their blog as well (Remember how the readers love that little touch of publicity?).

For WordPress users; MBLA.

via Pro Blog Design.