Over the past few years, Instagram has evolved from a regular photo and video-sharing app into a full-fledged social network where people can communicate, share information, and tag each other in posts. This, in turn, attracts a wide audience, from ordinary users posting photos to entrepreneurs promoting their own businesses and major Internet portals.
Why mark users in Instagram comments
To use Instagram to promote your ideas most effectively, you need to know what features it offers, how to use the tools available. One such tool is the tick function. With it, users can mention a person in the comments on Instagram and in the post itself. Tagging people - whether they are profiles of friends, celebrities, or just strangers - is a useful and simple tool. It can be used to highlight someone in a photo or in the comments.
The user mark in the publication itself is made to indicate to subscribers the person present in the photo. In the comments, people are singled out for different reasons:
- To attract a particular person to a post you like.
- To post a question or appeal to a natural or legal person.
- If a user has been tagged in a photo in another profile, they can respond by mentioning it in the comments.
Unlike mentions in the description, comments are mostly used by commercial profiles promoting business, specific goods or services, web resources, etc. d. For example, a person can publish a piece of jewelry and note that it was made by a specific specialist or firm and sold in a particular store. In this case, a comment with a mark can serve as a positive or negative feedback. The same is true when advertising other, less popular users.
Methods of mentioning users on Instagram
There are several ways to identify a person in the comments on Instagram. All of them are quite simple to execute and do not take much time. The first way is to use the typographical symbol "dog" in the form of a lowercase letter and in an open circle: @.
Using the @ sign is the easiest way to mention a person in the comments on a post or directly in the post's description. All you have to do is spell out the "dog" symbol, followed immediately by the name (or pseudonym used by the user online) of the right person. Simply write the first letters of your name, and the app will suggest choosing from all your friends from the list of matches. Once you have selected a person, you must publish a comment, after which a notification will be sent.
It should be noted that this way of mentioning can be done differently: open the required publication, select the comment section at the bottom of the photo, and choose the desired name from the suggested name. .; A second way to mark people on Instagram is to mark the user directly in the photo when preparing the post. At the same time, mention both in the upcoming post and in the already published one:
- If a person wants to upload a photo to the Instagram app and immediately tag friends or other users, they should use a special tool called "Mark Users" at the bottom of the description section. In this case, it is also necessary to choose the place where the reference will appear in the photo.
- If the post has already been published and there is a need to mark the person, press the button next to the photo (in the form of three horizontal dots). In the window that opens, select "Edit" and make the appropriate corrections.
To mark several people at once, it is necessary to repeat this algorithm every time (you cannot select two or three people at once).
How to mark a person in Instagram comments from a computer
Instagram is believed to be the exclusive mobile app. This is partly true. However, users can also use it in a personal computer browser. Naturally, the functionality here is limited and most of the usual functions are not available: from the PC you can watch and publish photos, watch the stories of other users, save liked posts, comment and mark.
To mark a person in the comments, select the appropriate photo; below it, at the bottom, there is a comment box, where you need to write the symbol "dog," enter the user name, and send a message. This is how a particular person is mentioned. Note that previously flagged users will be saved in the app's memory, and the next time you need to tag a person in the comments on Instagram, they will automatically pop up in the message box.
Mention the person in the comments on Instagram from your phone
Most users use the mobile app Instagram. And the algorithm here is exactly the same as a person's name from a computer: open a photo, put a sign in the comments, name, send. This procedure allows you to mark friends with an app based on the operating system for Android and iOS smartphones. It takes no effort to mark an Instagram account in the comments. Regardless of the device used, the algorithm will always be the same.
Adding hash tags to comments
One of the most common ways to mark users in photos is to tag them: first, it helps to increase audience reach; second, it allows you to quickly find photos or profiles of people.
Typically, a hash tag is a keyword or a few words of a message, which can be accompanied by a user's tag or replaced by a mention. To mark with hash tags, go to the comment box below the photo, write a text with a human mark and put a hash tag.
How a user deletes mentions of him in a news feed
As noted above, if a person ticks a box in the comments mentioning a specific person for any reason, the latter will receive a notification about it, or rather, the publication itself will appear in his feed. Usually this tool is used for PR and page promotion: the less popular person mentions the more popular one, and people reading the comments pay attention to it and move to the profile. In fact, it's one of the few links that work on Instagram.
Often, such references can be annoying or negative, offensive. Unfortunately, there is no way to stop it. The only thing a user can do is add someone who constantly ticks him off to the blacklist. However, this is not the solution - other profiles will continue to tick the boxes in the comments, and notifications of mentions of a blocked person will still come.
If the post and mark have negative and offensive connotations, the person mentioned can complain to the administration of the social network Instagram. To do this, click on the three horizontal dots below the entry, select "Complaint" and indicate the reason for filing a complaint. It should be noted that the number of complaints filed has no impact on the removal of material by the administration.