Preventing Someone from Tagging You in Photos and Videos on Facebook

Of course if it’s good, you want everyone to see a photo or video with you in it, especially if it might be a good advertisement for your ministry, business, or service.  How about something that you’d rather not be seen by some people, or even anyone?  Maybe the photo doesn’t flatter you, perhaps it could cast a poor image on what you are trying to present on facebook, or maybe it’s even offensive.

If you would rather not be tagged in a photo or video on Facebook, here’s how to prevent it:

  1. Click on “Account” at the right side of the Facebook menu bar.
  2. Click on “Privacy Settings”
  3. Click on “Customize Settings” at the bottom left of the “Sharing on Facebook” section.
  4. Click on:”Edit Settings” for “Photos and Videos You’re Tagged In” in the “Things Others Share” section
  5. Select who (if any) can see “Photos and Videos I’m Tagged In” from the dropdown choices of: Everyone, Friends of Friends, Friends Only, or Customize, where you can further chose “Specific People”, or the “Only Me” which maybe the Best Choice!

The above steps will apply to “all future” photos and videos that you might be tagged in. 

Another approach is to wait to see what you are tagged in, and if you find something that you want to eliminate, you can un-tag yourself from that specific photo or video and remove the specific posting.  The danger there is what you don’t know or quickly see might be seen by others before you can take action.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by BLA on July 5, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    They can still tag you in comments by typing your full facebook name.


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