4 Easy Ways on How to Tag Someone on Instagram (2020)

how to tag someone on instagram story

Instagram just like other social media apps, allows you to tag someone pretty easily. Some people who are new to Instagram might get confused on doing it properly. Here’s how to tag someone on Instagram, in Android and iPhone.

Instagram lets you tag someone in different ways. You can tag someone on an Instagram post (photos), Instagram story, and comment. You can also tag someone on Instagram post after posting.

Instagram story is a real-time way to share your activity with your followers. You can’t just tag someone, but you can also do other things like adding a temperature sticker on it, which is quite cool.

You can do this on Android and iPhone.

How to Tag Someone on Instagram Story

Tagging someone on Instagram story is easy. Just open the Instagram story, then create a new story by tapping “Your Story” button which is your profile picture.

instagram app on android and ios creating a new story

Now, you can either post a picture on story then add a text or you can just post a story that contains only text. This allows you to tag someone’s Instagram username and they will get the notification which allows them to repost your Instagram story (and you can share someone’s Instagram story you’re not tagged in, too).

You can now tap Send to button to share and publish the story.

how to tag someone on instagram story

Now, just simply tap Share button at Your Story. You’ve tagged someone on the Instagram story and shared it.

share instagram story with tag on it

How to Tag Someone on Instagram Comment

You can also tag people on the comment. People who you tag will also get the notification and can see the post where you tagged them.

To tag someone on Instagram comment, simply write a comment and type “@” then follow it with the username of people you want to tag. A list of Instagram users will show up, and you can choose the person you want to tag without having to write the full username. Tap Post.

how to tag someone on instagram comment

How to Tag People on Instagram Photos

You can tag people on Instagram photos pretty easily to make others know which person is in the picture. When people tap the picture, Instagram will show their username but you have to tag the username yourself.

To do this, simply upload a new Instagram photo. Tap the plus button, then choose the picture. Tap Next.

how to tag someone on instagram post

Tap Next. Tap Tag People to tag someone.

tag someone in a new instagram photos

Instagram will let you tap any area of the photo for the tag. You tap the face. Then search for a user, which is the person you want to tag. Tap the checkmark when done. Then, tap Share to finally publish the Instagram post with a tag in it.

tagging people on instagram photos

How to Tag Someone on Instagram After Posting

Instagram allows you to tag people after posting. This solves the problem of people who tag the wrong person or didn’t tag someone and now want to tag them.

To do this, you can tap the kebab button at the photo you want to tag, then tap Edit.

how to tag someone on instagram post after posting

Now, tap the area you want to tag. Search for the Instagram user you want to tag. Tap the checkmark button after each is done.

edit a picture to tag people

You will see the tag of the username and the location. After everything is done, simply tap the checkmark button again.

search and choose someone you want to tag

FAQ

Can You Tag Someone on Instagram Story After Posting?

Unfortunately, you can’t. Instagram currently doesn’t have a feature that allows you to edit your story content or edit the tagged username in the story. If you have tagged the wrong person or didn’t tag and want to tag someone, you can delete the older story and create a new one with the right tag inside.

Can You Tag Yourself on Instagram Photos?

Yes, you can. You can even tag random words if you will. You can do that by tapping the kebab button then tap Edit. Choose the area you want to tag, and search for your own username. Tap the checkmark button.

Can You Tag Someone on Instagram Story without It Showing

Unfortunately, Instagram doesn’t allow users to tag someone and hide it. But, you can make the text of the tag smaller by zooming it out while creating the story.


Instagram allows you to tag someone to become more social on the platform. The social media app allows you to tag people using different methods. You can also tag yourself, and even random words.

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