Tagging Content In Box

Tags allow you to mark and sort related files that may not be located in the same section. In order to allow your users to filter and search by tags, Tag filtering must be enabled from within the admin console. Once enabled, users will have the ability to filter and search for files based on shared tags. 

Note: Old Box Experience

This page refers to the old Box experience. In Box, hover over a single file or folder with your mouse. If the item looks like the following image, you are in the right place.


Files and folders should look like this when you hover over them.Files and folders should look like this when you hover over them.

If the item does not look like the image above, visit one of the links below instead:

As an Administrator of your Business or Enterprise account, you can go into your Admin Console -> Enterprise Settings -> Content & Sharing tab to control tag creation.  The options are as follows:


To create a tag, right click on the file and choose "Add/Edit Tags". 

From the pop-up window, you can add tags to a file by either creating new tags or choosing from tags already created in your account. To create multiple tags, simply separate terms with a comma. Individual tags must be less than 256 characters in length. 


To view specific tagged items, choose the "tags" icon next to the "sort by" icon. Please note that this icon will only show if you have "Tag Filtering" enabled from within the admin console. Only tags that you have created are visible in the "My tags" list -- tags created by other users cannot be selected. Select the check box to the right of one or multiple terms, then choose "Apply." This will pull all similarly tagged items into a single view.



As a user, you can also make tags display on your files in the list view. The tags will display underneath the folder/file name. To set this setting go to the Gear icon in the top right of your screen. Click Account Settings > General > Display tags in list view. 


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