Tag Someone on WhatsApp on iPhone or iPad

This article teaches you how to tag someone in a WhatsApp group chat on your iPhone or iPad.

10 Second Summary

1. Open WhatsApp.
2. Select a chat.
3. Tap the message box.
4. Tap the 123 key.
5. Tap the @ key.
6. Tap the person you want to tag.
7. Type your message.
8. Tap the send button.


  1. Open WhatsApp. It’s the green icon with a white chat bubble and phone receiver. You’ll typically find it near the bottom of the home screen.
  2. Select a chat. To find the chat, start typing its name into the search box, then select it from the results.
  3. Tap the message box at the bottom of the chat. This opens your keyboard.
  4. Tap the 123 key. This opens the numeric keyboard.
  5. Tap @. As soon as you tap this key, a list of group members will appear.
  6. Tap the person you want to tag. The person’s name will now appear right after the “@” symbol in the message box.
    • To add additional tags, repeat this process with another user.
  7. Type the rest of your message. You’ll have to tap the ABC key to return to the alphabetic keyboard.
  8. Tap the send button. It’s the blue circle with a white paper airplane. Your message, including the tag, will now appear in the group chat. Additionally, the person you tagged will be notified that you’ve tagged them in the conversation.