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Manual tagging on Facebook

Tagging of people in the text of status updates has been available on Facebook for a while now, but it still isn't available everywhere, such as comments and photo descriptions.

Luckily if you really want to tag someone in text in some of these other places (I've only made it work in photo descriptions so far) then you can do so. In addition you can manually tag people within status updates giving them whatever name you want.

All you have to do is include the following format in your text and Facebook will automatically display tag links:

Tagging @[USERID:blah] in a comment

Where USERID is the numeric Facebook ID of the user you want to tag, and blah can be any string.

So, for example:
Tagging @[721981740:Theo] in a comment

is displayed in Facebook as:
Tagging Theo in a comment

Source: Inside Facebook

By on January 2, 2010 | Permalink | Comment

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June 4, 2013, Anonymous says:

Thank you! Surprisingly difficult to find out how to do this. I guess doing manual page ID tags isn't exactly something the average Facebook user has to do.

June 4, 2013, Anonymous says:

Oh, forgot to note, this works with Like Pages as well.

August 4, 2014, janis says:

thanks, help a lot!! You are really a pro :)

August 20, 2014, Anonymous says:

This is outdated now. All you have to do is "@pagename".

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