Since I published my previous post on Facebook Tagging, I’ve received many questions from readers about their challenges trying to tag photos on Facebook Pages. Many are confused over the lack of notifications, who can be tagged and when. So, I did a few Facebook Page tagging experiments across a number of different Page types to see how or if tagging worked. Here are my discoveries.
Facebook Page Tagging for Photos
According to Facebook help, “You can tag Pages in photos similar to the way you tag friends in photos. You do not have to like a Page to tag it, but only certain kinds of Pages can be tagged, including brands, products and people. To tag a Page in an individual photo, you need to view it in the new photo viewer.”
I tested tagging on those categorized as local businesses and found I could tag photos on Pages that were home improvement, martial arts, a pizza place and professional services. However, I was unable to tag a local business that was a restaurant/cafe or pet services. Facebook does have a form that you can fill out to report issues to the Facebook Pages team if you feel your Page is eligible for tagging.
Enable photo tagging on your Facebook Page
Facebook Page Tagging for Posts
When you are using Facebook as a Page, you are able to tag other Pages in a post or comment. A Page cannot tag people (Pages don’t have friends). However, if you switch to using Facebook as yourself, you can tag your friends in posts and comments on the Page’s timeline.
Who can I tag in a Page’s photo?
You can tag your own friends or other Pages in the photos, but not your fans. This is to prevent people from violating privacy. Only the admins can see the list of Page fans. If I could tag my fans even if they are not friends of mine, it exposes them unknowingly to others on Facebook.
Facebook Page Tagging Notifications
When a photo is tagged, the people tagged get notifications and if they have tag review turned on, will be able to approve the tag before it appears on their timeline. If a Page is tagged, there is no notification of the tagging. The only way to find out if your Page has been tagged is to check the photo stream and look in the area called “Photos of Page Name”. Tagged photos appear in that area.
If I can’t tag a photo on a Page, how can I share photos from my Facebook page to my personal timeline?
Click on the photo you want to share on your timeline, hover over it and at the bottom are options to tag, share and do other things. Click on that and share it on your timeline. It will then appear to your friends, and depending on privacy settings, friends of friends.
Facebook Mobile Tagging
Just this month, the Facebook mobile applications for Android and iPhone added both the share button and inline tagging.
That’s it. Facebook Page tagging in a nutshell! Let me know if I missed anything or if you find something still isn’t working for you. For those who have a Facebook Page in a local category, are you able to tag photos on your Page? Either way, list the sub-category here in the comments and whether you can or cannot tag photos. We’ll all appreciate the information.