How to Tag Artists in Statuses on Facebook

by Nicole Vulcan
Use Facebook to help spread the word about artists you like.

Use Facebook to help spread the word about artists you like.

In the world of social media, you have all sorts of ways of helping people's pages get noticed by a wider audience. One way to give a shout out to an artist is to tag him in your updates, which essentially makes it possible for people to click the artist's name and navigate directly to his Facebook page. If you know the specific Facebook name the artist uses, that will help you search and tag him faster.

1

Log in to your Facebook account with your username and password.

2

Navigate to the "What's on your mind" box at the top of your profile or Timeline.

3

Type the body of the message and then type the "@" symbol just before the location where you want to add the artist's name.

4

Type the artist's name -- starting with a capital letter -- without skipping a space between the "@" and the name. When you do that, a list of possible matches for that person's name will appear just under the status box. Scroll through the list and click on the name of the artist you want to tag. When you do that, the artist's name will appear as a clickable link within your status.

5

Click "Post" to post the status on your news feed.

Tips

  • check "Liking" the artist's professional page will make it faster to tag him in a status. Navigate to the artist's page and click "Like" near the top of the page. When you use the "@" symbol followed by the artist's name, the name should automatically appear at the top of the search results.
  • check As of April 2013, Facebook does not use the hashtag -- which includes a "#" symbol followed by the name of a person or topic.

About the Author

Nicole Vulcan has been a journalist since 1997, covering parenting and fitness for The Oregonian, careers for CareerAddict, and travel, gardening and fitness for Black Hills Woman and other publications. Vulcan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and journalism from the University of Minnesota. She's also a lifelong athlete and is pursuing certification as a personal trainer.

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