Facebook Introduces In-Feed Tagging (ie @username)


Facebook continues to roll out new features. Today, you can now tag friends directly in your Facebook feed (and through posts) with the '@' symbol that is so common on Twitter. You will notice it when entering content into your feed:

- Facebook alerts you with an eye-catching graphic that you can link to friends using the '@' sign

- Once you have typed '@', your friend list auto-fills much like when writing an email or tagging a friend - Once you select a friend, his / her name is automatically hyperlinked (creating a more Twitter-like experience)

- Friends who are tagged get a notification and are driven back to Facebook

- Facebook and your newsfeed / post all benefit from increased attention and engagement

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Facebook's official blog post is here.