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How to Tag People in Your Facebook Status Updates

This was quite a big deal when it was announced this past September, but from the amount of searches on the topic “how can I make someone’s name go blue in a Facebook status?” it seems some people still have not found the answer.

To mention someone in a status update just type “@” (a la Twitter) in the status bar and start typing their name as it appears on Facebook (Facebook is rolling out an update that allows you to just type a proper name). An auto-generated list will then come up with people in your social circle whose name starts with the letters you’ve typed. The feature also works with pages, brands, events and companies.

Hit the name you want, complete the update, click share and the name will become a hyperlink (you won’t see the @ symbol) and will appear in blue text.

  • 08/19/2010
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