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 pblication 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.

Tagging a Twitter Account

One thing you need to know is the fact that your mention will be platform-specific. Translating this for Twitter, it means that if you add a @TwitterHandle, but share your post on both Twitter and Facebook, there’s a good chance that it won’t become a mention on Facebook as well, because there might be a different username on each platform. You might also end up tagging a different account entirely. 

A different outcome can be getting an error saying that the username doesn't exist on Twitter. 

So, in order to add mentions on Twitter, we recommend you make sure to tag the @TwitterHandle. For instance, if you were to say how awesome @SociaBeeHQ is, but share it on both Twitter and Facebook, we’d get a mention on Twitter, but our Facebook Page would not be tagged as it’s @ Socialbee.io there.

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 Facebook Page

If you want your tagging to work on Facebook, you should add the @username, but share your post on both Twitter and Facebook, there’s a good chance that it won’t become a mention on Twitter as well, because there might be a different username on each platform. You might also end up tagging a different account entirely. 

A different outcome can be getting an error saying that the username doesn't exist on Twitter. 

So, in order to add tags on Facebook, we recommend you make sure to tag the @username. You can find the username of a Facebook Page, under the name of the page:

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/Social-bee-io-1234567891234567/ (this is not our actual URL). 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: 

For instance, if you were to say how awesome @ SociaBee.io is, but share it on both Twitter and Facebook, we’d get a tag on Facebook, but our Twitter account would not be tagged as it’s @Socialbeehq there.

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. 

Note: The tag only becomes active after you've saved the post. 

Tagging via Append Text

When you add posts via import links, add RSS feeds, or import articles via Pocket, you can add some text using the Append Text feature (which you can find out more about in their respective articles). You can use this to credit the author of an article or add a hashtag. So, if you want to credit the author and tag their Twitter profile, you can do that, but you won't be able to see it in SocialBee unless you edit the post. But, in the end, Twitter will recognize the @TwitterHandle you added and create a mention. 

This being said, you cannot automatically create a tag or a mention on other platforms (such as Facebook or LinkedIn) via this feature, so we recommend editing any mention you need to post into the text of the post that you are going to publish. 

If you want to add tags on multiple networks, make sure to customize your post for each profile

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