How to Tag Yourself on Facebook
By Tyson Cliffton
Tagging yourself in comments, photos and other posts related to your small business is one option for marketing your business. When you tag yourself in any of these places, your name appears as a hyperlink that takes users to your Facebook page where they can learn more about you. Tagging yourself in comments and status updates can be done by entering a specific symbol before typing your name. Tagging yourself in photos requires that you select your name from a drop-down menu.
Status Updates and Comments
Click within a status update or comment.
Type "@" at the point in a status update or comment where you want to tag yourself and then type your name as it appears on Facebook. A list of people appears beneath where you're typing as you type.
Click your account in the list of options, which will say "(Me)" after the username in the list. Your name will appear in the status update or comment field and will be hyperlinked to your Facebook account.
Click to open the photo you want to tag.
Click "Tag Photo." Your cursor turns into a "+" sign.
Click and drag the mouse pointer to create a white box over the section where you want to tag yourself.
Click within the "Type any name" field that appears beneath the white box.
Type your Facebook user name. As you type, a list of Facebook users with that name appears beneath where you're typing. Click your account in the list of options, which will say "(Me)" after the username in the list. The tag will be applied to the photo so that when people viewing the photo scroll over the section you tagged, they'll see your name that's hyperlinked to your Facebook account.
Tyson Cliffton has been writing professionally since 2001. His work has been published at thealestle.com and KMOX.com. Cliffton earned a Bachelor of Science in mass communications from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and a Master of Arts in communication from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is pursuing a Master of Business Administration in management and leadership from Webster University.