If you are out with your friends and want to include them in an Instagram picture or video on your story, then tagging them is the best way to do this. But how exactly can we tag people on Instagram stories? Well, it’s very simple and can be done within seconds.
In the guide below, you will find two methods to tag an account on your Instagram story: text or the @mention sticker. What’s more! We will teach you how to tag someone secretly so it doesn’t show on your story.
If you have forgotten to tag your friend in your story before publishing it, do not worry; we will also explain how to tag someone in your Instagram story after posting it.
How to Tag Someone on Instagram Story
There are two ways to tag someone on your Instagram story. You can either use the text feature or the @mention sticker. Let us discuss these methods in detail now.
Add Text to the Instagram Story and Tag Them in It
Step 1: Open Instagram and create a story that you want to post.
Step 2: You will then come to the editing part, where you must click on the Aa button in the top right corner to add text.
Step 3: Type in @ and enter the username of the account that you want to tag. Select the account to add the tag instantly.
Add a @mention Sticker
Step 1: Launch Instagram, and make the story that you wish to post.
Step 2: At the top, you will see the Sticker button. Hit it to open a variety of stickers that you can add.
Step 3: Choose the @mention sticker and type in the username of the account that you want to tag. Select the account to tag it.
Can You Tag Someone in an Instagram Story After Posting?
Yes, there is a way to tag another account to your Instagram story even after you publish it. Here is how you can do that.
Step 1: Open Instagram and navigate to your story.
Step 2: You will find the 3 dots button in the lower right corner of the screen. Select it to open a popup menu.
Step 3: Click on Add Mentions and select the account that you wish to tag on your story. You will then be able to mention them in your story.
I’m sure that all of you may have doubts about tagging accounts on your Instagram story. Below are a few of your commonly asked questions and their answers.
Why Can’t I Tag Someone in an Instagram Story?
The most common problem that prevents you from tagging someone on your Instagram story is that they might have disabled tagging. If you really want to tag them, they can manually approve your tag, allowing you to tag them on your story. Otherwise, the tagging feature will not be available if you are a new account.
So, we suggest you wait until some time has passed before you can access that feature. Alternatively, you might have tagged more than 10 accounts on your Instagram story, which blocks you from tagging any more accounts since 10 is the limit for stories.
How to Tag Someone on Instagram Story After Posting?
You can tag an account after you post an Instagram story by using the Add Mentions option when you go to your Story settings. You can then search for the account that you want to tag and select it.
How to Tag Someone on Instagram Story Without It Showing?
Yes, you can Tag Someone on Instagram Story Without It Showing. The first way to do this is by swiping the tag all way out of the screen to make it not show on the story. You can also cover the tag with a sticker on the top or place a shared post on top of the tag to hide it.
We discussed two ways to tag an account on your Instagram story: using the text feature and adding the @mention sticker. You can even tag someone in your Instagram story by clicking on Add Mentions in its settings after you have finished posting it.
Additionally, there may be several reasons why you can’t tag people on your Instagram story. You may be a new user, or you tagged more than 10 accounts, or the person you want to tag has disabled taggings.
Sometimes, you may want to tag an account discreetly. The way to do this is by swiping the tag out of the story frame, or you can also cover the tag with a post or a sticker.