Tagging in Pocket on your Computer

Introduction

In Pocket, Tags can help you organize the items that you've saved. They are similar to folders, but they allow for more flexibility since a single item may be associated with multiple Tags. Here are instructions for tagging in Pocket on your Computer.

Adding Tags

Add Tags to an item in your list

You can add tags to items when viewing your list of items. Here's how:

  1. Visit Pocket for Web
  2. Move your mouse to the item you wish to tag
  3. Click the Tag button, and enter a Tag. If you wish to add multiple Tags, press the comma key to separate them

You can also add tags to an article while you're reading it it in Pocket. Just click the tag button in the top toolbar.

The Edit Tags window in Pocket

Bonus: You can add Tags to multiple items at once using Bulk Edit. Click here to learn how to use Bulk Edit and make changes to multiple items in your List at once.

Add Tags when saving to Pocket on your Computer

When you save a page using the Pocket browser extension or bookmarklet, you will have an opportunity to add Tags to the item right away. Just click inside the Add Tags field to begin.

Suggested Tags with Pocket Premium

If you subscribe to Pocket Premium, you will see a list of Suggested Tags when adding Tags. These Tags are suggested automatically based on the item’s content and Tags you’re already using.

Learn More about Suggested Tags in Pocket Premium

Filtering your List by Tag

When you want to focus your attention to only items that have a certain Tag, you can use the Tag Filter. Here’s how:

  1. Click Tags located in the left sidebar
  2. Select the Tag you wish to view, and your List will update to only show items with this Tag

In the Tag Filter, you can select All Untagged Items to see items that haven’t yet been tagged.

If you subscribe to Pocket Premium, it’s possible to filter by more than one Tag at the same time with Full-Text Search.

Learn more about Full-Text Search in Pocket Premium

Editing, Merging, and Deleting Tags

Edit a Tag Name in Pocket

  1. Click the Tag button located on the right side of the toolbar
  2. Move your mouse to the tag that you wish to edit and click the pencil icon
  3. Enter a new name, and press Enter/Return to save it

Merge Tags in Pocket

Edit a Tag's name to match the name of another existing Tag. This will merge the Tag you're editing into the other Tag.

Delete a Tag in Pocket

  1. Click the Tag button located on the right side of the toolbar
  2. Move your mouse to the tag that you wish to delete and click the pencil icon
  3. Click on the trashcan button to delete the Tag

Common Questions

Is it possible to use Folders to organize items in Pocket?

Pocket does not support folders at this time. However, Tags can be used in a similar fashion. Adding a Tag is like moving an item to a folder, and using the Tag Filter is like opening a folder to see only these items.

In the Tag Filter, select All Untagged Items to see items that haven’t yet been tagged.

Can I filter by multiple Tags at once?

The Tag Filter only supports filtering by one tag at a time. However, Pocket Premium subscribers can use Full-Text Search to search for more than one tag at once.

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