How to Untag, Remove Tag from Photos and Posts
Many of my Facebook friends have issues with uninvited tagging. How to quickly remove tags from photographs and posts is a constant question. Facebook photo untagging takes an excruciatingly long time. This process has been somewhat simplified by Mark Zuckerberg, but untagging is still a pain. I occasionally even consider canceling my Facebook account due to the tagging issue. Let’s learn how to untag—or, in my opinion, untangle—yourself.
People can submit photos to Facebook and tag their friends in such images. If you happen to be one of the tagged friends, tagging and all subsequent remarks show up in your notifications. This feature is far more annoying to me than helpful, and a lot of other people would probably agree. Nevertheless, the core concept is clear and practical. I suppose the purpose of the photo-tagging tool was to encourage individuals to tag their friends who appear in pictures. But these days, people tag you with pretty much anything and everything, whether it’s a picture of a greeting card, flowers, chocolates, jewelry, clothes, shoes, newspaper clippings, trash, a landscape, a poem, a quote, a piece of furniture, a kid, or anything else.
The problem continues after this. When the tagged individuals start leaving comments like “wow!” and “nice!” or “LOL” and “hahaha,” it really gets worse. and each time one is made, you are notified.
Facebook is notorious for often changing its user interface. They occasionally keep changing different options around, which causes users to become confused. When options are relocated from their typical locations, finding them might occasionally be challenging. The same ambiguity still exists today about photo untagging. You can remove your name from a photo by doing the following:
- Click on the photo in which you are tagged
- Locate “Options” on the bottom left side of the photo
- Click Options
- Select “Remove/Report Tag”
- That’s it!
Facebook obviously does not want you to remove your tag. They do this in order to conceal the untagging option. It would be challenging for a less tech-savvy user to untag themself! However, it is feasible to remove your Facebook profile from tags.
To stop getting notified anytime someone comments on a post where you’ve been tagged, click on Stop Notifications.
Look for a downward arrow in the post’s upper right corner to totally remove the tag. When you click on this arrow, you will have the choice to remove the tag.