Monday, December 16th, 2019

Facebook Goes A-Twitter with @ Tags, With a Twist

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If you’re a user, you’re used to @ tags. When you reply to a Tweet, you put @username and then type your reply. When you ReTweet someone, you use @username, as well.

The @ symbol was used on blogs long before Twitter came around, so that people could address specific commenters directly.

Now, Facebook is jumping on the @ bandwagon. If you want to reference another member in your update, use the @ symbol and start typing in their name. The twist is that the @ symbol won’t appear in the update, but it will hyperlink the name of the person you’ve tagged.

Additionally, those who’ve been tagged will get a notification, and they’ll be able to remove their name from your update.

What do you think of Facebook’s incorporation of friend ? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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