How to Tag Someone on TikTok

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TikTok is a great way to share videos with your friends and followers. When you upload a video, it will be automatically put under your name. But what if you want to tag users who are also in the same video as you are? Or perhaps you want to give credit to an artist or another creator whose content you took inspiration from? Whatever it is, you can easily do it by tagging them on the TikTok videos you post.

Like Instagram and Facebook, you can easily mention other users in the description box by tagging them. Tagging someone on a TikTok video’s description notifies them that you have posted something related to them. Your viewers will not only see the username on the description box of the selected video, but they can also tap it and be redirected to that person’s profile page.

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How to Tag Another Account on TikTok

To tag a person on a TikTok video, simply do the following:

  1. Step 1

    Open the TikTok app.

  2. Step 2

    Tap the Plus (+) icon in the middle.

    Plus icon
  3. Step 3

    Record a new video or upload an existing one from your phone’s gallery.

    Record or upload
  4. Step 4

    Tap the icon Next.

    Next icon
  5. Step 5

    Edit your video. Add sounds, trim it, or put filters. Then, tap Next again.

  6. Step 6

    On the post page, select the @Friends button which you can see below the description box.

    Friends button

    Select the friends you want to mention. If you aren’t friends with the user, you can type their name on the search bar and choose the one that matches their account.

    Mention friends
  7. Step 7

    Hit Post.


And you’re done! You’ve just tagged another user on your TikTok video. They will receive a notification saying you’ve mentioned them in your video.

But what if you already posted the video and forgot to tag the person? Unfortunately, you can’t edit a TikTok video after you’ve posted them. The least you can do is to delete the video and start all over again. Another option you can do is tag them on the comment field.

To mention a user on the comment field, do the following:

  1. Step 1

    Go to your TikTok profile, and then choose the video you want to tag the person to.

  2. Step 2

    Tap the speech balloon icon on the right side of the screen.

  3. Step 3

    A pop-up will appear which shows all the comments in the video. To mention someone, tap the text field and select the @ button beside the emoji button. Alternatively, you can also type @ followed by their username.

  4. Step 4

    Hit the Send icon (which can either be an arrow or a red paper plane icon on the app). You’ve tagged the user in the comment section.

Tagging Another User in Someone Else’s Video

Found an entertaining, funny, or interesting video you want to share but don’t want to go through the hassle of actually sending them the link? Just tag their TikTok username in the comments.

To mention them in the comment section, tap the speech balloon icon on the right side of the screen. Comment their username and that’s it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Happens When You Tag Someone on TikTok?

Tagging someone on a TikTok video will notify them that you’ve mentioned them in their content. You can tag someone if they’re either:

  • very relevant to the video you’ve posted
  • they are in the video with you
  • you want to give them credit for a song or dance you used

Other people viewing your video can visit their TikTok profile by tapping their username.

How Many People Can You Tag on TikTok?

There’s no set limit to how many people you can tag on TikTok. However, there is a 150 character limit on the description or caption of each video. At most, you can tag around ten people. Of course, the number will also depend on how many characters their usernames have.

Tagging on TikTok generally works the same way as it does on other social media platforms. It allows you to mention, credit, or notify someone on TikTok. For example, if there are multiple people in your TikTok video, you can tag them in the descriptions before posting the video. Happy TikToking!