How To Use @mention in Facebook Status Updates (New Function)

September 16, 2009

Facebook has taken one giant bite out of Twitter by adding a new @mentions or “tagging” feature to status updates. You will now have the ability to identify and reference people in photos, videos and notes.


How it Works

Once enabled for your account, you’ll be able to tag a friend by simply typing the @ symbol which will automatically reveal a drop down menu with a list of your friends and other connections including groups, events, applications and pages. You’ll soon also being to tag friends in applications too.

Notably, the “@” symbol will not appear on the status update after you’ve pressed to submit it which should help with not over complicating status updates and such.

Friends you tag in your status updates will receive a notification and a Wall post linking them to your post. They also will have the option to remove tags of themselves from your posts.


Update: This shows up when people tag at you.


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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 kenwooi September 16, 2009 at 12:17 pm

this is so cool..
but have to put full name.. =P

2 annant September 16, 2009 at 4:13 pm

i use tweetdeck….it support this feature too?

3 ahbing September 16, 2009 at 4:59 pm

@kenwooi: just type a few characters, then you can choose from the drop down list.
@annant: hmm not too sure. you try see? let me know it works or not :)

4 [e]GG September 22, 2009 at 4:07 pm

I wanna LIKE the post leh… cannot de… lolz…

5 ahbing September 22, 2009 at 5:32 pm

@[e]GG: mana ada this function o.. ish. lol.

6 BooNMiNG October 27, 2009 at 10:59 pm

wah… Me is Ng Boon Ming… >.<
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