How to tag someone in an Instagram story - Instagram Stories

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Before starting it is important that you know that if tag someone following you, he will receive a message informing him that you have tagged him in your story and he will be able to immediately see and interact with you if he wishes.

However, if the person you tagged doesn't follow you yet, they won't be able to see your story until they accept the request that comes in as a message.

We hope the following steps are easy to follow and that you will make Instagram a more fun and social experience. We explain here what you need to do to tag someone in a story.



Tag someone on Instagram step by step

Step 1: open Instagram:

On the main screen of your mobile phone or in the application list, select the instagram icon represented by a multicolored camera.

Then in the options bar, located at the bottom of your account, select the wall icon represented by a "cottage".

Step 2: create a story

Click on the "+" option at the top left, under the Instagram logo. Select » take a picture »If you want to photograph or record a video for the story or if you want to use a photo or video saved in your gallery, you can also choose it.

In case you want to take one photo at that precise moment, capture the image by pressing the shutter, if it is a video you have to hold the button down until you have recorded the desired moment.

Step 3: tag someone

Once you have the desired photo or video, press the stickers button on the top bar, located in the right corner of it. Then select the icon "@mention".



To tag a person you need to start by entering the symbol «@» from the keyboard followed by the username of the person or account you are about to mention.

Step 4: Select the correct account or user

Next, Instagram will show you a list of search results for the user you wrote, make sure you write them correctly, as there are many accounts with similar names.

Once this is done, all you have to do is press on the outside of the keyboard so that it disappears and you can touch " Add content to your story " And that's it.

This way you will tag someone in one instagram story. You can keep reading and learn more about Instagram Stories and Tags.

Information on tagging someone in an Instagram story

You can tag more than one person by following the steps above. Remember that you must always place the symbol «@» before writing the username of the person or Instagram account you want to mention.


The people you tag in your Stories cannot, under any circumstances, undo or delete this action. They will be tagged or mentioned in your story during the 24 hour posting duration. Keep this detail in mind.

The photo will not appear in the profile or in the photo gallery tagged by the person you mentioned. Nobody will be able to see your story from your friend's profile.

Anyone viewing your story can select your username or that of the person you tagged and visit theirs Instagram profile.


The mention or tag you make becomes a link that, when you tap it, immediately takes you to the tagging account.

If the user account of the tagged person is private, those who do not follow it will not be able to access their photos. You can also see a user's Instagram Stories without them noticing, this is very useful when browsing an Instagram account.

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