How to Tag Someone on Reddit

Written by Tanja - Reviewed by Ivana Social Media / Reddit

6 min read

To tag someone on Reddit on an Android:

Navigate to a post that you want to tag someone > Tap on the message icon under the post and tap on the ‘Add a comment’ section > type in ‘u/[username]’ > tap on ‘Post’.

To tag someone on Reddit on an iPhone:

Go to the subreddit where you want to tag someone - to find one, type in the name of the user in the search box (top of the screen) > Find a post you want to put a comment on and tap on the message Tap on the ‘Add a comment’ section and add ‘u/[username]’ > tap on ‘Reply’.

Once, I heard that if you are a beginner on Reddit, its interface can be a bit complicated till you get used to it, and only now do I see that’s true. I have recently joined the Reddit community as an enthusiast with the freedom to express opinions and have discussions with people on various topics.

Since I am already settled on this social platform, I wanted to investigate more options and learn new things there, for example, how to tag someone on Reddit.

During my research, I found out the steps to do it, so I am sharing that with you for those who are interested.

Keep scrolling to learn how to tag someone on Reddit.

Bonus read: How to see who I follow on Reddit?

How to tag someone on Reddit from iPhone and Android

From iPhone

  1. Launch the Reddit app.
  2. Go to the subreddit where you want to tag someone - to find one, type in the user's name in the search box (top of the screen).
  3. Find a post you want to put a comment on.
  4. Tap on the message icon ‘Add a comment’

Message icon on the Reddit app for iPhone+

  1. To tag someone, type in ‘u/[username]’ to your comment.
  2. Tap on ‘Reply’.

Reply option for Reddit on iPhone

After this, your comment should appear in the thread with a link to that user’s profile.

From Android

  1. Open the Reddit app.
  2. Navigate to a post in which you want to tag someone.
  3. Tap on the message icon and tap on the ‘Add a comment’ section.

Message icon and Add a comment section on Reddit

  1. Type in ‘u/[username]’ of the person you want to tag.
  2. Tap on ‘Post’.

Post option on Reddit on Android

What happens when you tag someone on Reddit?

When someone tags you on Reddit, you’ll get a notification on your home screen about that tag. For example, if you are using an iPhone, tap on ‘Open’ to see who tagged you on Reddit.

Reddit notification on iPhone

How to find your Reddit tags

When someone tags you on Reddit, regardless if you were pinged or mentioned in a comment, you will get a notification on your home screen. Also, you can see tags by tapping on the ring icon (lower right corner), under ‘Notifications’, and tapping on the tag itself. Reddit will redirect you to the post where that person tagged you.

Reddit opitons, rign icon and notifications section

How to find all your username mentions

If you are using Reddit from the desktop, you can find all of your username mentions by following these couple of steps:

  1. On your Reddit profile, tap on the ring icon.
  2. Then tap on 'Messages'.

Ring icon and messages section on Reddit

  1. Tap on 'Username Mentions'.

Username mentions on Reddit

And this is where all of your username mentions will be listed.

In addition, to be able to get notifications for all of your username mentions, make sure that you have turned the toggle on ‘Mentions of u/username’, and to do so, follow these steps;

  1. Tap on your username icon (upper right corner).

Username icon on Reddit

  1. Tap on ‘Settings’.

Settings on Reddit

  1. Tap on ‘Account settings for u/[username]'.

Account settings on Reddit

  1. Tap on ‘Manage notifications’.

Manage notifications

  1. Turn the toggle on ‘Mentions of u/username’.

Mentions of u/username on Reddit

Conclusion

Now you know the steps on how to tag someone on Reddit, as well as where to find the tags when someone mentions you/tags you on Reddit. The steps are easy and straightforward, and hopefully, this guide was too.

If you are curious, you can also learn other things on Reddit, for example, how to quote on Reddit, or how to get sound on Reddit.

FAQs

Does tagging someone on Reddit notify them?

Yes, once you tag someone, they will be immediately notified about that tag.