How to Tag a Group on Facebook

by Quinten Plummer

Facebook's tagging feature is an attention grabber, helping users to notify others by simply attaching the subject's name to a post. You can also identify people and places in photos and videos using Facebook's tagging feature. Tagging isn't limited to people. Tagging works the same for groups as well as individuals, and it can be a powerful organization tool in the hand of group managers and coordinators.

Posts

Step 1

Log into your Facebook account and then navigate to the item you'd like to update with a tag. Click on the "Comment" hyperlink beneath a status or image posting to tag a Facebook user in the post's comments sections. To tag a group to your status, click inside of your status box at the top of your news feed.

Step 2

Type an "@" into the comment or status box, followed by the group's name without a space before it. For example, type "@soccerclub" to tag a group named "Soccer Club" to your post. Facebook will attempt to predict the group for which you're searching. Click on the group's name when it appears beneath the comment or status box.

Step 3

Click on the "Post" button to submit your status update with the desired group tagged in it. For comments, hit the "Enter" key on your keyboard to post your comment and its tag.

Photos and Videos

Step 1

Log into your Facebook account and then navigate to the photo or video to which you'd a tag to which you'd like to tag a group.

Step 2

Move your mouse's cursor over the image or photo and then click on the "Tag Video/Photo" option when it appears at the bottom of the window. Click on the area you'd like to tag, if you're tagging a video.

Step 3

Click inside of the tag field that appears in the top right corner of the video's comments section. If you're tagging a photo, click inside of the tag field that appears beneath the tagged area.

Step 4

Type the group's name into the tag field, and then click on the group's name when it populates beneath the field to tag the group to a photo. If you're tagging a video, type an "@," inside of the tag field, in front of the group's name -- omit a space between the name and @. Click on the group's name when it appears beneath the video's tag field.

Tip

  • Blend your tags into your comments. Tags can be tactfully worked into status updates and comments, drawing the tagged subjects' attention to your posts.

About the Author

Quinten Plummer began writing professionally in 2008. He has more than six years in the technology field including five years in retail electronics and a year in technical support. Plummer gained his experience in music by producing for various hip-hop acts and as lead guitarist for a band. He now works as a reporter for a daily newspaper.