Facebook has a great feature that allows you to tag a friend or a page in your posts, using, for example, the “@” character before the name.
You can shorten the name displayed but, unfortunately, you can’t edit it.
As of today, you need to say you couldn’t.
Here is a hack that will allow you to edit the link displayed when you tag
Like in the following example :
To edit your tag links, you only need to know one thing : the Facebook id of the page or person you want to tag.
To get the id of a page
It’s really easy. Just follow these steps :
1. Go to the page you wish to tag
2. Edit the beginning of the URL. Change “www” into “graph”
3. Copy/paste the id
To get the id of a friend
Do the following :
If your friend is using a Facebook short name like :
Do the same as for pages. Change “www” into “graph” to get the id.
If your friend is not using a Facebook short name, it’s even easier.
Just copy the id from the URL.
Got your page/friend Facebook id ? You’re now ready to create your tag!
Type the following text in your status box :
Replace “theID” with the ID of the page/person you want to tag and “Linkname” with the name you wish for your link.
For example, I’ve typedÂ “Editing tag links is easy @@[0:[211704128859505:0:Want to know how to do it?]]”Â to get the result shown in the first screen capture of this article.