Adding mentions (tags) in posts

You can mention (tag) Facebook Pages, Instagram profiles, and Twitter profiles in posts scheduled through Buffer Publish. It is not currently possible to mention Facebook Profiles, Facebook Groups, LinkedIn Profiles, LinkedIn Pages, or Pinterest Profiles in posts scheduled through Publish.

This article contains the following sections:

  1. Facebook Page mentions
  2. Twitter mentions
  3. Instagram mentions

Facebook Page mentions

You can mention other Facebook Pages in posts that you are scheduling to be shared to a Facebook Page. To mention a Facebook Page in your post, type in the @ symbol and start typing the first few letters of the Facebook Page you’d like to mention. Matching results will be returned and you can click on the Page you'd like to include.

Tips for finding the right Facebook Page

  • If the Page name contains spaces, it can help to replace the space with an underscore symbol when you type the name. For example, "Runner's World" could by typed as "Runners_World" to find the right Page.
  • Some brands have multiple Facebook Pages under the same name, making it difficult to identify the Page you're looking for. Here's an example. Each Facebook Page has an ID, which is the string of numbers that appear in the list of matching results. You can find which ID relates to which Page by heading to https://facebook.com/page-id-here (where you'd replace page-id-here with one of those IDs). You'd then be taken to that specific Page.

Twitter mentions

To mention a Twitter profile in your tweet, type in the @ symbol and start typing the first few letters of the Twitter account you’d like to mention. Matching results will be returned and you can click on the account you'd like to include.

Instagram mentions

Due to API limitations, we’re not able to autocomplete mentions of Instagram profiles. That said, you can still include mentions in your post but you would need to type in the exact handle you’d like to include. You can include up to five mentions within one post. Once published to Instagram, the account you mentioned will become hyperlinked.

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