How to Facebook Tag Someone Only by First Name on a PC or Mac

This wikiHow teaches you how to tag a friend on Facebook by their first name and drop their last name from the tag.

Edit10 Second Summary

1. Open Facebook on your browser.
2. Click Home.
3. Click on What’s on your mind?
4. Type @.
5. Type your friend’s name.
6. Click on your friend’s name.
7. Click at the end of your tag.
8. Press Backspace or delete on your keyboard.

EditSteps

  1. Open Facebook on your internet browser. You can use a browser of your choice.
    Facebook Tag Someone Only by First Name on a PC or Mac Step 1.jpg
    • If you’re not automatically logged into Facebook on your browser, enter your email address or phone number and your password to log in.
  2. Click . This button is located on the top navigation bar towards the upper-right corner of your browser window. It will open your News Feed.
    Facebook Tag Someone Only by First Name on a PC or Mac Step 2.jpg
  3. Click on This is the text field at the top of your News Feed under Create a Post.
    Facebook Tag Someone Only by First Name on a PC or Mac Step 3.jpg
  4. Type in the sign. You can manually tag a friend in a post by typing their name after the @ sign.
    Facebook Tag Someone Only by First Name on a PC or Mac Step 4.jpg
  5. Type your friend’s name after the @ sign. You will see a drop-down list of names as you type.
    Facebook Tag Someone Only by First Name on a PC or Mac Step 5.jpg
  6. Select your friend from the menu. It will tag your friend in your post. You will still see their full name.
    Facebook Tag Someone Only by First Name on a PC or Mac Step 6.jpg
  7. Click at the end of the tag you just added. You will now see your cursor at the end of your friend’s name.
    Facebook Tag Someone Only by First Name on a PC or Mac Step 7.jpg
  8. Press the or button on your keyboard. It will delete your friend’s last name from the tag.
    Facebook Tag Someone Only by First Name on a PC or Mac Step 8.jpg
  9. Click . This button is in the lower-right corner of the Create a Post dialogue box. It will post your tag and/or message on your Timeline.
    Facebook Tag Someone Only by First Name on a PC or Mac Step 9.jpg

EditWarnings

  • The Tag Friends button does not allow you to delete your friend’s last name. You have to manually enter a tag if you don’t want to show the last name.
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