Linkedin is the most popular professional networking platform today. It’s a place to showcase your skills and experience while connecting with professionals in your industry. 

With more than 875 million users on the platform, it takes more than creating a profile and sharing content to expand your network. Tagging people to your posts is an effective way to draw more attention to your content and profile. It also helps in expanding your professional connections and opportunities.

This post describes the steps to tagging someone in Linkedin posts or comments. But first, let’s look at why Linkedin tagging is necessary. 

Why You Should Tag Someone on LinkedIn

There are a few different reasons to tag someone on LinkedIn. You might want to appreciate their work or acknowledge them for their helpful contribution. For instance, if someone makes an enlightening post, you can share it with your network and tag the original writer. That way, you’re giving credit where credit is due. 

LinkedIn tagging also helps you generate more leads for your business. Once people are notified of your tag or mention, it prompts them to respond or engage with your content. 

It’s also an opportunity to build and nurture relationships with experts in your industry. For example, you could meet industry experts at a conference and then tag them in your post, highlighting the lessons you learned from them during the conference. It’s a good way to initiate a relationship with them.

When you consistently tag people in a post or comment, it expands your network with like-minded professionals in your field. It also increases your profile visibility as more people view your profile and learn about what you do. 

With that said, let’s look at the steps to tag someone on Linkedin.

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How To Tag Someone on LinkedIn 

Mentioning someone on Linkedin, whether in a post or a comment section, is easy and straightforward. 

Tagging Someone In A Post

To tag someone to your post on Linkedin, take the following steps:

  1. Type the “@” symbol followed by the name of the person you want to tag. You can start with their first name.
  2. A drop-down menu will appear with names that match the one you typed. Now, select the person you want to tag. Their name will appear in the post. Then, continue typing your message and post it.
  3. After picking the person you want to tag from the list, they are notified of your post via email. 
  4. They can log in to Linkedin through email and engage with your post. Their name in your post will also contain a hyperlink to their profile. 

If you want to tag someone in a video or a picture, the process is a bit different. Here are the steps:

  1. Upload the picture or video you want to post.
  2. Now, click the “Tag” button. This directs you to click anywhere on the picture or video to tag.
  3. Type in the name of the person to tag into the small box that appears. elect their name when it pops up.
  4. The other person will be notified of your tag. 

Tagging Someone In A Comment

If you want to bring a post to someone’s attention on Linkedin, you can mention them in the comment section. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Type the “@” button and the name of the person you want to mention.
  2. Choose the right person from the list of names that drops down.
  3. After the mention, the other person will be notified via an email.

How To Remove a Tag From LinkedIn

If you want to untag someone from your post on Linkedin, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to your profile to locate the post where you tagged the person.
  2. Click on the three dots at the top-right of the post.
  3. From the drop-down menu that appears, select the “Edit” option.
  4. Click on the name you want to remove and press the “Delete” button from your laptop or phone.
  5. Then, click “Save” to record the changes.

Things To Remember About Tagging Someone on LinkedIn

#1 – Ensure the person you’re tagging is relevant to the post

If the person you’re mentioning in a post has no connection with it, it can irritate them. If done repeatedly, they can either report your account or block you from viewing their profile. So, try not to ruin a potential professional relationship with incessant and irrelevant tagging. If possible, seek the permission of the person you want to tag before tagging them.

#2 – You can tag someone to an old post

Sometimes, you might forget to mention someone in your post before hitting the publish button. You can easily go back to your post and add the tag. Select the edit option by clicking on the three dots at the top-right corner of the post. While editing the post, you can use the “@” symbol to tag the person.

#3 – The person you want to tag doesn’t need to be a LinkedIn connection

That’s the interesting thing about Linkedin. You can tag whoever you want to as long as they have an account on Linkedin. So, even if you’ve sent a connection request to someone and they haven’t accepted, you can still tag them in a post. This makes it more likely they’ll notice you.

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Final Thoughts

Tagging people on Linkedin is a great way to increase visibility and engagement to your posts and profile. However, make sure to tag with care and consideration. Always remember to only include people who’re relevant to the post. 

By following the guidelines above, you can effectively utilize tagging to grow your professional network and make the most out of the platform. 

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