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Tag @friends, @groups, @events, @pages and @applications in your Facebook status updates!

In the next few weeks, Facebook will be rolling has rolled out a feature which lets you tag fellow Facebook users, groups, fan pages, events and applications in your status updates and other posts by typing the @-character (Twitter, be afraid). Here’s how Tom Occhino, software engineer at Facebook, explains the feature:

People often update their status to reflect their thoughts and feelings, or to mention things they feel like sharing. Sometimes that includes referencing friends, groups or even events they are attending — for instance, posting “Grabbing lunch with Meredith Chin” or “I’m heading to Starbucks Coffee Company — anyone want some coffee?”.

Now, when you are writing a status update and want to add a friend’s name to something you are posting, just include the “@” symbol beforehand. As you type the name of what you would like to reference, a drop-down menu will appear that allows you to choose from your list of friends and other connections, including groups, events, applications and Pages. Soon, you’ll be able to tag friends from applications as well. The “@” symbol will not be displayed in the published status update or post after you’ve added your tags.

Tag friends, events, pages, groups and applications in Status Updates and posts

Sounds very useful to us!

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Tag @friends, @groups, @events, @pages and @applications in your Facebook status updates! Posted by on September 10, 2009 at 10:17 PM. Use this trackback if you're linking this story.

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