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Why Can’t I Tag Someone in a Facebook Group?
Facebook groups are awesome for engagement. We’re members of loads of Groups from dogs to business and everything in between. They’re a super way to connect and talk about one particular topic, and we run a few too.
If you’d like to be in a place where you can drop in your marketing and social media questions then you should join us in Spaghetti Besties.
But there’s a problem with groups and even if you’re an admin you’ll have had this problem.
Tagging people into posts and comments doesn’t always work!
I run a large group of over 20,000 people where I can’t even tag the other admins! Awkward. This is mostly an iPhone issue it seems and it’s isolated to the iOS App for Facebook.
There’s a way around it that involves just a few clicks and the safari app on your phone and this week I wanted to share that with you.
- Firstly, you’ll need to make sure that you’re logged into Facebook on the Safari app. Just search for Facebook on Safari and log in. Simple.
- Next, head to the post on your app where you can’t tag someone and click the share button. This will give you a few options but it’s the ‘Copy Link’ option that you need.
- Click it and then you’ll have the link copied to your clipboard.
- Now head over to Safari, and paste the link in.
- Now you have that post in Safari and you can simple head to the comments (as long as you’re logged in) and you can type ‘@’ and type the name of the person you want to tag and voilá! It works.
One thing I should mention is that the share button is not available in a private or secret group. For these groups you’ll have to go to Safari, search for the group, and then the post, and then tag in the comments.
A bit messy, but it’s a great fix and one I use all the time.
I’m a member of a large Facebook Admins group and it’s a worldwide issue that Facebook are aware of. It’s quite frustrating really as it’s a core part of groups and how they work.
I’m sure they’ll get to fix it when they can.
In the meantime, I hope that helps.
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