How Do I Tag an Account in My Posts?

Depending on your content, you might want to tag other accounts when you publish a certain post. Maybe you want to credit the site that published your curated content, or if you are using their RSS feed. Either way, you must know that you are able to tag other accounts. 

So how do you tag? Well, the best option is adding the @TwitterHandle or username in your post, when you add it manually or edit it into the post if you import links. However, there are limitations to what each platform can do, so we’ll go more in-depth with this.

Remember that your mention is platform-specific, so the tag you are using for Twitter may not work for Facebook, and the tag you would use for Facebook may not work for Instagram. A lot of brands have this discrepancy in their handles across different platforms, so be wary of this when you mention other accounts. This is why we recommend creating social variants for each platform if you want the mention to work properly everywhere. 

Tagging a Twitter Account

In order to mention someone on Twitter, we recommend you make sure to tag the @TwitterHandle. To do this, go to their profile and copy it from there. This way, you'll be able to correctly mention the user you intended to.

Once you have the correct handle, you can create a new post (or edit an existing one) in SocialBee, make sure to select Twitter, and paste it into your caption. After that, you can save the post and schedule it to be published.

In your category, you'll be able to see that the handle has turned blue (if the user exists) and you'll be able to click on it to check if that's the right profile you want to tag.

Tagging a Facebook Page

Tagging on Facebook works only to tag a Page from the post of another Page. In order to do this, go to their profile and copy it from there. This way, you'll be able to correctly mention the user you intended to.

Once you have the correct handle, you can create a new post (or edit an existing one) in SocialBee, make sure to select a Facebook Page and paste it into your caption. After that, you can save the post and schedule it to be published.

In your category, you'll be able to see that the handle has turned blue (if the user exists) and you'll be able to click on it to check if that's the right profile you want to tag.

However, some Facebook pages don't have a username set up, so if you want to tag a page and cannot find the username, look at the URL. It should look something like this: http://facebook.com/socialbeeio-1234567891234567/. See those numbers at the end of the link? If the page doesn't have a username, those numbers can be used as an identifier, so copy those to your post and add @ in front of them, like so: 

Mentioning an Instagram Profile

In order to mention someone in your Instagram caption, we recommend you make sure to tag the @InstagramHandle. To do this, go to their profile and copy it from there. This way, you'll be able to correctly mention the user you intended to.

Once you have the correct handle, you can create a new post (or edit an existing one) in SocialBee, make sure to select an Instagram Profile and paste it into your caption. After that, you can save the post and schedule it to be published.
At the moment, for Instagram, the handle will not turn into a link that takes you to the profile - which is why we recommend copying the handle straight from the user's profile.

Tagging an Instagram Profile

Tagging an Instagram Profile on your photo will only work for Instagram Business Profiles that post directly via SocialBee. In order to tag someone, go to their profile and copy it from there. This way, you'll be able to correctly mention the user you intended to.

Once you have the correct handle, you can create a new post (or edit an existing one) in SocialBee, make sure to select an Instagram Profile and paste it into your caption. After that, make sure to click on "Customize for each profile" and open the Instagram section.
There, you will be able to see that a new icon appeared on the bottom right corner of the image you uploaded. When you click on it, you will be able to start tagging up to 20 users in your image.
In the new popup window, you will be able to click anywhere on the image you want to tag, type in (or paste) the handle of the user you want to tag, and then click on "Add tag". Once you've confirmed this is the user you want to tag, you can save the changes.

In your category, you'll be able to see the tag icon on your photo. Clicking on it will allow you to preview the tags on the full version of the image.

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