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How to Disable Facebook Photo Tagging

Updated on July 10, 2012
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Max holds a BS in Mass Communications from SIU and an MA in Communication from U of I, and is pursuing an MBA from Webster University.

Introduction

If you're tired of people tagging you in unflattering photos or you're concerned that someone will tag you in a photo you don't want other people to see you in, change your Facebook photo tagging settings. You can modify Facebook's photo tagging settings so that you review every photo that people tag you in, whether the photo is in your collection or someone else's. You can adjust your Facebook photo tagging settings within your account's privacy settings.

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Click the drop-down arrow to the right of Home on your home screen and then click "Privacy Settings."Click "Edit Settings" to the right of Timeline and Tagging.The Timeline and Tagging dialog box.Enable "Review tags friends add to your own posts on Facebook."Enable "Review posts people tag you in before they appear on your timeline?"Set "Who sees tag suggestions when photos that look like you are uploaded?" to "No One."Click "Done" to save your changes.
Click the drop-down arrow to the right of Home on your home screen and then click "Privacy Settings."
Click the drop-down arrow to the right of Home on your home screen and then click "Privacy Settings." | Source
Click "Edit Settings" to the right of Timeline and Tagging.
Click "Edit Settings" to the right of Timeline and Tagging. | Source
The Timeline and Tagging dialog box.
The Timeline and Tagging dialog box. | Source
Enable "Review tags friends add to your own posts on Facebook."
Enable "Review tags friends add to your own posts on Facebook." | Source
Enable "Review posts people tag you in before they appear on your timeline?"
Enable "Review posts people tag you in before they appear on your timeline?" | Source
Set "Who sees tag suggestions when photos that look like you are uploaded?" to "No One."
Set "Who sees tag suggestions when photos that look like you are uploaded?" to "No One." | Source
Click "Done" to save your changes.
Click "Done" to save your changes. | Source

The Process for Disabling Facebook Photo Tagging

  1. Open your Web browser, navigate to facebook.com and then log in to your Facebook account.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow to the right of Home in the upper-right corner of your Facebook home screen.
  3. Click "Privacy Settings." The Privacy Settings page associated with your account opens.
  4. Scroll down the screen and then click "Edit Settings" to the right of Timeline and Tagging. The Timeline and Tagging dialog box appears on your screen.
  5. Click "Review posts people tag you in before they appear on your timeline?" The Timeline Review dialog box opens on your screen. Click the drop-down box in the upper-right corner of that dialog box and then select "Enabled." Click "Back" to return to the Timeline and Tagging dialog box.
  6. Click "Review tags friends add to your own posts on Facebook." The Tag Review dialog box appears on your screen. Click the drop-down box in the upper-right corner of that dialog box and then select "Enabled." Click "Back" to return to the Timeline and Tagging dialog box.
  7. Click "Who sees tag suggestions when photos that look like you are uploaded?" The Tag Suggestions dialog box opens. Click the drop-down box in the lower-right corner of that dialog box and then select "No One." Click "Okay" to return to the Timeline and Tagging dialog box.
  8. Click "Done" in the lower-right corner of the Timeline and Tagging dialog box to save your changes and close that dialog box. The changes will be automatically applied.

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      DaynaMarie 4 years ago

      Excellent article. Easy to follow directions too! Tag free.

    • iefox5 profile image

      iefox5 4 years ago

      I'm always tagged by unfamiliar people, your article helps. Thanks for sharing.

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