Can I tag someone in a comment on LinkedIn?

Is it possible to tag people in a LinkedIn comment?

Yes. If you want to tag someone in a LinkedIn comment, simply type @ then begin to type their name and select their name from the drop-down selections.

Is it possible to tag a Company Page in a LinkedIn comment?

Yes, it is. If you want to tag a company page in a LinkedIn comment, simply type @ then type in the company page name and select the right page / company from the drop-down list.

Sometimes, it’s hard to choose the right company when you’re tagging on LinkedIn so check out our tips.

Why would someone tag me in a LinkedIn comment?

To draw your attention to the post or maybe to give you recognition for something. It’s fine as far as LinkedIn etiquette is concerned but you might be penalised if they then untag themselves from your LinkedIn post.

How do I untag myself from a LinkedIn comment?

LinkedIn itself tells us that to remove a mention or tag of yourself, you need to:

  • Click the More icon in the top right corner of a connection’s post.
  • Click Remove mention from the list of options that appears.
  • Click Remove.
  • The post will no longer link to your profile although your name will remain in the comment (because it’s not your comment to edit).

Why would I untag myself from a LinkedIn post?

The content may not be relevant to you. The opinions expressed might not be right for you. You might not want to be associated with the person who tagged you. There are lots of good reasons to untag yourself from a LinkedIn post.

How do I tag someone / a company in a LinkedIn post

How do I tag someone in a LinkedIn post?

To tag a LinkedIn profile in your post, type the @ symbol and then begin to type their name. Once the list of names appears, you pick them from the list.

How do I tag a company in a LinkedIn post?

To tag a company in your LinkedIn post, type the @ symbol and then begin to type the company name. Select their name from the list when it appears.

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How do I tag a company on LinkedIn?

 

What is a LinkedIn handle?

The names or company pages are called handles. Like @Simon P Marshall – that’s mine.

Why is it sometimes hard to tag someone in a LinkedIn post?

LinkedIn can be a bit glitchy when it comes to tagging people or Company Pages. The best way to do it is to write @simon p marshall for example and then highlight that text and the option list of who to select will appear.

Why is it sometimes hard to tag a Company Page in a LinkedIn post?

To tag a company page in a LinkedIn post, you often need to know the name of the page before you start your post. So, you should research the company page first. Why? Because company pages are harder to find and you want to know that you’ve got the right one. Sometimes it’s necessary to type in the whole name just to get the tag option to appear.

Can I test out tagging a company?

Sure, feel free to tag us in a post: either @Simon P Marshall or TBD Marketing.

Should I tag someone in a LinkedIn post?

Is it a good idea to tag someone in a LinkedIn post?

The answer is both yes and no. If you tag someone, you’d better hope that they like and comment on your post. LinkedIn stakes a lot on it. If they like it, LinkedIn knows you got it right and pushes the post further. If they comment, further still (four times further). If you tag more than one person, each person needs to like the post for it to achieve the desired effect.

What should I do instead of tagging someone in a LinkedIn post?

It’s probably safer to issue the post and tag people in the comments, naturally, over time. “What do you think @Simon Marshall?” “I’m keen to hear your views @Jane Doe” Also, if someone untags themself, then LinkedIn will punish your post with fewer impressions.

Why do people tag others in their LinkedIn posts?

It’s a good way of recognising someone else, their contribution. It’s also a good way of bringing a post to their attention (see above for the risks though). Used correctly, it’s quite a social thing to do.

What if I still really want to tag someone in my LinkedIn post?

So, one trick might be to warn people that you’re going to tag them. Then they’ll either ask you not to or be primed to like and comment. Feel free to tag us and use our hashtag #Digital100 Find us on LinkedIn at Simon Marshall or TBD Marketing.

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