How to Tag Someone on LinkedIn

January 9, 2024
David Sunnyside

LinkedIn is a social networking site for professionals. Whether you’re an executive at a major corporation or a first-year college student looking for their first job after graduation, the site offers a platform to connect with fellow professionals from all walks of life and industries.

Tagging people and companies on linkedin is a way to draw attention to specific individuals or businesses in a post or comment, and it creates a link that directs other users to the person’s profile or company page. Incorporating strategic tags and mentions into your content can significantly expand your audience reach and help you build and strengthen professional relationships.

When you want to tag someone, begin by typing the @ symbol followed by the name of the person or company you wish to mention. As you type the person’s name, LinkedIn will show suggestions in a drop-down menu; once you select the correct name from the list, it will become bold and appear to stand out within the text. If you have difficulty locating the person or company you’re trying to tag, try spelling the name differently or searching for them by first and/or last name using LinkedIn’s search function.

Keep in mind, however, that a person or business does not need to be a 1st degree connection for their name to show up in the drop-down menu; 2nd and 3rd degree connections can also appear. Also, if you’re unable to locate a person or company that you are trying to tag, it’s possible they may have toggled off their visibility on the site and are not receiving notifications when tagged by other members in posts or comments.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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