How to Tag Someone on Twitter

Twitter is a social networking site in which people communicate using short messages. Those messages are called “tweets”, hence its name.

Those tweets may contain any type of content, from texts and links to photos and videos. In those tweets you post a short message that may contain your thoughts, for example.

The people that you are connected with (either they are your family, your friends or colleagues of yours) are able to see your tweets and you are able to see theirs, too.

As in any other social networking site you have the opportunity to tag someone. But what is a tag and what happens when you tag someone on Twitter? Let’s find out.

What is a tag and what happens when you tag someone on Twitter?

What is a tag and what happens when you tag someone on Twitter

A tag is a mention of yours to another person as you include their username in any point of your tweet. So, in simple words you may want to mention someone either because you want them to see this tweet or because you may want to thank them for something.

This is the case where the tag comes in handy. What happens when you tag someone on Twitter? Of course, the person you have tagged is notified about this exact tag. Also, a link is created to their profile when you use their username in a tag of yours.

This way it is easier for the other people who view your tweet and your tag to navigate to the profile of the person you are talking about.

Now that we have explained what a tag is on Twitter and what happens when you tag someone on Twitter, let’s dive in the process you need to follow if you want to tag someone on Twitter.

In case you are using your desktop and you want to tag someone on Twitter, here is the process you have to follow:

  • First, you need to go to your Twitter homepage and type your tweet.
  • In the point where you want to add the tag you simply have to type “@” and then, start typing the username of the person you want to tag. At this point, there will appear a list of people, according to what you have already typed, and you need to click on the person you want to tag. Here we need to mention that you do not have to tag just one person. You can just repeat the process for adding as many tags as you like.
  • Once you’re done with that, just click on the “Tweet” option and you’re done!

In case you are using your mobile and you want to tag someone on Twitter, you have to follow these steps:

  • First, you need to go to your Twitter profile and type your tweet.
  • In the point where you want to add the tag you simply have to type “@” and then, start typing the username of the person you want to tag. At this point there will appear a list of people, according to what you have already typed, and you need to tap on the person you want to tag. Here we need to mention that you do not have to tag just one person. You can just repeat the process for adding as many tags as you like.
  • Once you’re done with that, just tap on the “Tweet” option and you’re done!

Conclusion

In this article we have explained what a tag is on Twitter and what happens when you tag someone on Twitter but, most importantly, we have gone through the process you need to follow in case you want to tag someone on Twitter, either using your desktop or your mobile.

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