The Queen Bee Cabin contest inspired this article

Tagging on social media such as Facebook or Instagram is a way to show your post or video to your friends .By tagging, the notification goes to not only your friend but also all his friends. Notification goes to all the friends with whom you tag your posts, videos. And those people can like, comment and share your post.

In this article, which was inspired by my work on The Queen Bee Cabin social media project. I  will be talking about the following:

  • Why I can not tag people on Instagram and how to fix it.
  • Why I can not tag people on Facebook and how to fix it.
  • Steps by steps on how to tag people on Instagram
  • Steps by steps on how to tag people on Facebook

Why I can not tag people on Instagram 

Here are the reasons why you can not tag someone on Facebook and how to fix it.

Tagging a private account

If you  are trying to tag someone whose account is private and have their settings set on people not being able to tag them.Instagram won’t let you mention them in Stories, tag them in posts, comments or anywhere else.You can avoid this by sending them a request, and if they accept, you can tag them.

Incorrect spelling of username

Misspelling of a username can cause why you can not tag your friend.

You need to check his/her username to be sure if it is correct and If you’re finding it difficult to remember the spelling, open their profile and copy the username directly from there.

Tagging a Deactivated or Blocked Account

An account that has been deactivated or blocked can not be tagged. Make sure you     check the account you want to tag if it’s still active.

Tagging too many people.

Instagram only allows up to 20 people to be tagged per post .If that number is exceeded, you won’t be able to tag anyone. Check if you have exceeded the maximum number.

Not adding the symbol “@”

If the symbol”@” is not added before the username, Instagram will not allow the account to be tagged. Make sure that you are using the @ symbol before the username of the person you want to tag.

Not following the user

If you are  not following the person you are trying to tag, the account will not be tagged. Follow the account before tagging.

Why I can not tag people on Facebook

Here are the reasons why you can not tag someone on Facebook and how to fix it.

Enable not to be tagged  by anyone

If your Facebook friend or someone you want to tag has enabled the option not to be tagged by anyone, Facebook can not allow the account to be tagged.You can only tag them if they are allowed to be tagged.

Not on friend list 

If they are not on your Facebook friends list they can not be tagged. You will have to send them a friend request so that they can be on your friend list.

Incorrect spelling of username

Misspelling of a username can cause why you can not tag your friend.

You need to check his/her username to be sure if it is correct and If you’re finding it difficult to remember the spelling, open their profile and copy the username directly from there.

Not adding the symbol “@”

If the symbol”@” is not added before the username, Facebook will not allow the account to be tagged. Make sure that you are using the @ symbol before the username of the person you want to tag.

How to tag people on Instagram step by step guide:

Tagging on Instagram  post and video

Step 1: Selected the video or post and tap next

Step 2: On the new page tap (Tag people)

Step 3 click on Add tag

Step 4: Tap the the screen and type the username of the person you want to tag and post.

Tagging on Instagram comment posts.

Step 1: Click on add comment

Step 2: Type the username of the person you want to tag, You first add @ before the username then click send.

How to tag people on Facebook step by step guide

Step1:  Open your Facebook profile and begin typing on the window that says “What’s on your mind?” at the top of your News Feed

Step 2: click the Tag people option.

Step 3: Search the name of the person you want to tag.

Step 3: Select the full name of the person you want to tag when it appears.

Step 4: Click post.

How to tag people on a Facebook comment post

Step1: Click on the comment section of the post.

Step 2: Type the username of the person you want to tag, You first add @ before the username then click send.

You can see some of the tagging discussed in this article on The Queen Bee Cabin Instagram page. You can also see it on The Queen Bee Cabin Facebook page.