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@ Tagging for Facebook!

In order to give appropriate credit, @ mentions are important and need to be incorporated into scheduling. It looks bad to have an @ mention without a link when posting.

  • Guest
  • Jan 5 2017
  • Future consideration
  • Jan 9, 2019

    Admin response

    Facebook has changed it's API permissions due to last years privacy issues.  Now it is not possible to tag people in Facebook posts (without specifying a place) - this restriction has reduced the value in implementing this

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  • Savannah Brentnall commented
    10 Aug 12:19am

    The Admin response is total and utter rubbish. FB has NOT changed its API permissions to ban tagging of company pages. Both FB and LinkedIn allow this through their API and every other scheduling tool supports it.


    Please stop making up ridiculous excuses and implement this essential feature.

  • Guest commented
    26 Jul 03:05pm

    how is this not a feature yet. so basic, nothing to do with FB API as other schedulers can do it.

  • Guest commented
    22 Jul 08:24pm

    Hootsuite and AgoraPulse both have the ability to tag facebook posts, this is an important feature

  • Guest commented
    22 Jun 05:21pm

    You are able to tag a Facebook busines page in Hootsuite. Why not Later? Currently using trial of Later and was considering moving from Hootsuite to Later, but now not sure. This feature is extremely important to us.

  • Matt Tyree commented
    16 Jun 12:00pm

    I see the ADMIN RESPONSE from 2019. Is that the last word on this over 2 years later? It's a royal PITA to go into every post by Later to re-tag everything. Might as well just post it manually!
    I'm new to social tools like Later. Do they all have the same limitation with Facebook???

  • Guest commented
    29 Apr 09:46pm

    Once again another limitation with Later. The point of any social media management app is to create efficient workflows. We need the ability to correctly identify (autofind/fill) another social account for tagging AND the ability to move it around on the photo so they don't overlap.

  • Alice Hiley commented
    29 Apr 09:16am

    This feature is really needed, especially for a company which has a lot of partners to tag in posts. Is there any way to tag either with the @ sign or by using the page ID in square brackets which sometimes shows up when you tag within Facebook?

  • Guest commented
    6 Apr 08:38pm

    I would just like to add to the comments about moving from hootsuite and not being able to do half the stuff you could there. Sure they reduced the free posts to nearly nothing but at least you could draft a post and tag a page. Super standard in the world of scheduling.

  • Katie Lehmann commented
    2 Apr 08:40pm

    I'm trying to move over from Hootsuite - even they have tagging ability for Facebook and Twitter. I can't use your platform if I can't tag people - 'you have reduced the value for me in moving to your platform.'

  • Samantha Murphy commented
    25 Mar 02:00am

    We beg you - get this added. Other posting services offer facebook tagging... it's essential to help streamline workflow!

  • Xander van Dommelen commented
    18 Mar 06:24pm

    Would love to see this feature implented somehow!

  • Susan Fuehr commented
    12 Mar 03:25pm

    I can't believe I just bought a Later subscription only to find out this basic function is not there. This makes the service useless to me.
    I switched from Sendible and it had NO problem tagging to Facebook. Why can they do it and you can't?


  • Aaron Steinmann commented
    3 Mar 03:36pm

    Jumping in on this thread, please add this function. We just moved to later since we thought it might solve a lot of problems we had with another platform, only to find this basic functionality for tagging another business missing.

  • Guest commented
    25 Feb 07:06am

    Please add this. It is silly to have to manually post on Facebook in order to add @mentions if I am using Later. Makes it unnecessary for me to use Later then.


  • Guest commented
    20 Jan 08:36pm

    PLEASE update this feature. Other platforms allow you to do this, out performing Later.

  • Guest commented
    2 Dec, 2020 06:45pm

    Pretty much everything we post for our organization on FB tags another business page. Not having this function does defeat the purpose of a service like Later.

  • Guest commented
    17 Nov, 2020 06:31pm

    For this very reason I just cancelled my later subscription.

  • Guest commented
    9 Nov, 2020 03:27pm

    I have clients that have specifically asked for me to tag other businesses on facebook up to 5 times per week. Not having this feature defeats the purpose of auto publishing to facebook for me... I just have to turn around and tag them myself anyway I might as well post it myself. Huge disappointment for Later.

  • Guest commented
    15 Oct, 2020 06:48pm

    I’m definitely going for Buffer pro due to this flaw..

  • Guest commented
    22 Sep, 2020 06:48pm

    I switched from buffer not realizing this was an issue. The admin response doesn't justify not adding this feature especially if it's being asked for STILL 3 years from this post. It makes you wonder if admins are actually paying attention to what their users are saying they need. Disappointed honestly

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