Are you getting spam tags from people you don’t even know on Facebook? Well, you can easily untag yourself on Facebook using the ‘Remove Tag‘ feature. Not only is it helpful to get rid of spam tags but if someone posts a picture and tags you without your consent you can now swiftly untag yourself on Facebook.
Facebook is a huge networking application where friends and families come together to share their happy and sad moments through posts. This is a factor that added to the popularity of Facebook besides texting. When someone makes a post on Facebook, the tag feature allows them to mention other people on their post as a token of remembrance. This is a heartwarming moment except if you have never consented to be tagged.
Maybe you can neglect the tags from your friends and families even if you had no prior information about it but if a random stranger starts tagging you in their posts, this is a matter of concern. Thus, in this article, we will show you ways to review tags and untag yourself on Facebook.
How to Untag Yourself on Facebook using Mobile?
Since you can untag yourself on Facebook using either your android or IOS device through the same methods, you will first need an active Facebook account. To access Facebook install the mobile application on your device and follow the steps in order below:
1. Open Facebook.
2. Log into your account.
3. Go to your profile.
You will need to locate the post that you have been tagged to by going through your timeline. If this seems like tiresome work and you fail to find posts that have been tagged a long time ago you can see all the picture posts that you have been tagged to through the steps below:
4. Select ‘Photos‘ and tap ‘Photos of You‘.
This will show you a library of pictures that you have been tagged.
5. Click on the triple dot icon and select ‘Remove tag‘.
6. ‘Confirm‘ untag.
Now, when you look at the tags you will see that your name has been removed. This way you can untag yourself on Facebook.
How to Untag Yourself on Facebook using Desktop?
Although through a mobile device it is easy to locate pictures you have been tagged in a library, using a desktop makes it easier to find all the posts (including pictures and comments) you have been mentioned in. Thus, a desktop can be helpful if you are looking to untag yourself on Facebook from many different posts. The step-by-step procedure has been demonstrated below:
1. Go to Facebook.
2. ‘Log In‘ your account.
3. Click on your profile and select ‘Settings and privacy‘.
4. Choose ‘Activity Log‘ and select ‘Activity You’re Tagged In‘
5. Select either ‘Post and Comments you’re tagged in‘ or ‘Pictures you’re tagged in‘.
According to the selection you make, you will be provided with the list of items that you have been tagged in over the years. Now,
6. Locate the post and click on the triple dot icon.
7. Select ‘Remove Tag‘ and confirm by clicking ‘Remove‘.
This way you can untag yourself on Facebook from all the posts that you are tied to.
How to Adjust Tag Settings on Facebook?
It is great that you now know how to untag yourself on Facebook, however, it is not a pleasant experience to always have to look for posts that you have been tagged. So, Facebook has allowed you to make changes in the settings of your account and manage the review of all the tags before it is publicly known.
By making the following changes you will be able to review tags on posts you have been tagged to and take necessary action against them.
1. Click on your profile and select ‘Settings and Privacy‘.
2. Go to ‘Settings‘ and choose ‘Profile and Tagging‘.
3. Toggle on the ‘Review posts you’re tagged in before the post appears on your profile‘.
The next time someone tags you in their post, you will be provided with the notice along with the options you can choose. This way the tag review factor will be on for your account.
Can You Untag Someone Else From Your Post on Facebook?
Yes, you can easily untag someone else from your post on Facebook. You will simply need to find the picture and look for the tags. Tap on the ‘x‘ beside their name and they will be removed from the tag of your picture.
Consent is an important factor to assure internet safety and if there is someone violating your privacy you have the right to exclude yourself from the situation. In this context, when you untag yourself on Facebook from a post you are detaching yourself from a position that you did not agree to be in. We hope this was a helpful article. Let us know if you have any queries.
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