How to remove your tags from Facebook on posts & pictures posted by others

“Facebook” used to be when people thought of things like “status updates” and funny pictures posted by various “good” friends.
But now with social media being such huge business people are thinking “invasive” & “no privacy”. We have mentioned this loads of time before, but the only way to ensure that you remain private on Facebook… is simple “Dont be on Facebook”. This is not just on Facebook, will social media becoming so intergrated into our everyday lives, it’s become the rule of thumb for most of the internet. That embarrassing picture that was taken of you last year at a social gathering, well it could show up “anywhere and at anytime”. Keep in mind here it’s now almost standard for employers & corporations to monitor Facebook content as well. Best thing, “don’t post the picture anywhere”.

You Tagged On A Social Network - Not What You Wanted
Your Tagged
Okay, thats all well and good. But what to do when someone else posts a photo of you on Facebook? And – shoch horror, they have tagged you? Even worse, what if it’s a horrible photo that you never want any of your friends, parents and prospective employers (trust me, they ARE looking) to see on your profile?

Because, generally it’s the rule of nature that every time you do something daft, somebody’s going to catch it on film. And social media & Mobile phones now make it possible for that picture to be on the walls of millions in minutes…
The good news is, (after having you little snap at your tag happy “friend”), you can remove the unwanted tag, (untag), from the item and even set your complete profile to be “untaggable” from then on.


Editing Facebook Tagging Setting
Editing Facebook Tagging Setting

Here’s how to then stop people tagging you in the future:

  • Once you are logged into Facebook, click on your drop down arrow next to “Home” on the top right of the screen.
  • Then click on “Applications and Websites”
  • Next, to the right of the “How people bring your info to apps they use” option, is a “Edit Settings” button. Click on that.
  • Find the checkbox next to the “Photos and videos of me” and UNCHECK it.
  • Finally Save Changes.
  • Editing Facebook Tagging Setting
    Editing Facebook Tagging Setting
    Accessing Facebook WebSites & Applications Setting
    Facebook WebSites & Applications Setting
    Untick Check Boxes In Facebook Options
    Untick Check Boxes In Facebook Options

    Last But Not Least…
    Just in case something, somehow in this perfect world of technological slips through the net. Get notified before it goes VIRAL. Request Facebook to let you know if yo have been tagged in anything.

  • Once you are logged into Facebook, click on your drop down arrow next to “Home” on the top right of the screen.
  • Then click on “Applications and Websites”
  • Next, to the right of the “How people bring your info to apps they use” option, is a “Edit Settings” button. Click on that.
  • Find the checkbox next to the “Timeline And Tagging” and check it.
  • By Default the options for “Review posts friends tag you in before they appear on your timeline” and “Review tags friends add to your own posts on Facebook” are set to off.
  • Set both of these options to “ON”.
  • You may also want to check the setting for “Who sees tag suggestions when photos that look like you are uploaded?” and consider changing the settings there as well.
  • Finally Save Changes.
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