How to Tag & Mention Someone in Instagram Stories 2021

If you post an instagram story that features a photo or video of the person in question, it’s a good idea to tag or mention them. 

Tag & Mention Someone in Instagram Stories
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Why’s that?

There are a few benefits you might want to mention or tag others in your Instagram stories. In a word, it can make your fans engaged and can build up your community.

  • Viewers can click through to learn more about the profile.
  • The people who are tagged won’t miss out.

If you are new to Instagram, we would go through a step by step guide on how you can mention someone when sharing a photo or video on your Instagram story. Also answer some common question about Instagram tagging.

How do I mention someone in my story on Instagram?

Here are two ways you can tag someone in your Instagram Story:

Tag via adding text to the Instagram Story.

Instagram officially gives the step by step guide:  

  1. Tap in the top of your screen or swipe right from anywhere in Feed.
  2. Take a photo or video, then tap .
  3. Type @ followed immediately by their username, then select the person you’d like to mention.
  4. Tap Done, then tap Send to.
  5. Tap Share next to Your Story, then tap Done.

Add a @Mention sticker

  1. Tap the sticker icon.
  2. Select the @Mention sticker.
  3. Typing the username you’d like to tag.
mention sticker on Instagram Story

Note: you can tag up to 10 people in your Instagram Story.

How to tag someone on Instagram story after posting?

Normally, you can’t add a tag to a Story after it’s already been published.

You can only tag someone after posting on the story as a business partner.

Instagram story mention

Why can’t people mention Instagram stories?

If you can’t tag someone on Instagram and exclude basic spelling problems, it could be because:

  • The person you’re trying to tag may have a private profile and have their settings set to prevent others from tagging them.
  • Another possibility is that you are not following the person you are attempting to tag.

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