How to Untag Yourself or Someone Else on Facebook

This post will tell you how to untag yourself or another person on Facebook. It also addresses why you may want to do so.

How to Untag Yourself

If you’ve been tagged in a photo or post on Facebook and don’t want to be associated with it, there’s an easy cure. On Facebook, here’s how to untag oneself.

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  1. Click on the post or photo you where tag in.
  2. By the top right click on the three dot to open more option for you.
  3. Now you will see “Remove tag”

Note: Removing tags don’t grantee that the post or photo will not appear on Facebook, it will still be visible to the audience it’s shared with. People may be able to view the post or photo in places like Feed or search results. To remove it from Facebook, ask the person who posted it to take it down.

How to remove a person you tag on your post or photo

If you want to remove someone else’s you tag from a photo or post, the process is almost same.

Click the image, then instead of clicking the X next to your name, click it next to the person you wish to remove.

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Another step is to click on the three dot on the top right side of your post, then check the option brought out and locate “Remove Tag”.

Click on it and done you untag the person. The photo will now no longer be available through their profile.

What Else Can I Do to Avoid Being Tagged?

If you don’t want someone to tag you in photos or posts, you have numerous alternatives. Here are some suggestions about what to do.

Speak with the individual. Send a message to the person who tagged you, requesting that they remove the tag. They should understand if it’s a friend.

You should block the individual who tagged you. It’s preferable to talk about it, but if necessary, block the individual. They will not be able to tag you in any photos or posts, nor will they be able to contact you.

Please report them. Contact Facebook if the post or photo is harmful. This should only be used as a last option for anything considered abusive or against Facebook’s community standards.

What Would Make Me Want to Be Untagged?

Because everyone uses Facebook differently, tagging is also handled differently.

Here are some reasons why some Facebook users may not want to be tagged.

Concerns about privacy. Some people may not want every social event to be associated with their Facebook profile, thus they may prefer that any photos taken at the event be kept private and separate from their profile.

In order to avoid spam. People may wind up tagging you in a number of posts or photos, and you may wish to keep your news feed more streamlined and spam-free.

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