How to Tag Someone in a Post on Facebook With an iPhone

by Avery Martin
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Your Facebook friends see your status updates when most convenient for them without the need for email, text messaging or phone calls. When you want to connect with a specific person, you can use the Facebook app available for the iPhone to tag people or groups. Facebook provides two ways to tag using the iPhone app -- with the "@" symbol to tag specific people or the Audience drop-down menu to choose from a list of predefined groups.

Install Facebook

Step 1

Tap the "App Store" icon and select the "Search" tab.

Step 2

Type "Facebook" into the Search field and select "Facebook" from the list.

Select the "Free" button and choose the "Install" button. Provide your Apple ID credentials, if prompted.

Status Update Tags

Step 1

Tap the "Facebook" app on your iPhone.

Step 2

Select "Write Post" or "Status" depending on the default page that opens. On your News Feed, the Status button displays. Your profile displays the Write Post option.

Step 3

Type your post and select the Audience drop-down menu. Choose a group from the pre-defined options. Otherwise, to tag a specific individual, type the "@" symbol and select the person you want to tag from the drop-down list.

Select the "Post" button to share your Status on Facebook.

Comment Tags

Step 1

Tap the "Facebook" app on your iPhone.

Step 2

Access the Facebook status update that you want to comment on and select the "Comment" link.

Step 3

Type a message, select the "@" symbol and choose the person you want to tag in the post.

Select the "Post" button to share your tagged comment.


  • Information in this article applies to iOS and the Facebook for iPhone app. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.


  • Facebook provides both a Messenger and Facebook app for the iPhone. The Messenger app provides a streamlined interface to quickly access chat and messaging options. The Facebook app provides additional functionality to create Status updates and change advanced settings, such as the ability to manage your pages.


Photo Credits

  • Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images

About the Author

Avery Martin holds a Bachelor of Music in opera performance and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian studies. As a professional writer, she has written for, Samsung and IBM. Martin contributed English translations for a collection of Japanese poems by Misuzu Kaneko. She has worked as an educator in Japan, and she runs a private voice studio out of her home. She writes about education, music and travel.

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