How to Untag Yourself on Facebook

This article shows you how to remove your name from photos, videos, statuses or check-in locations that you are tagged in on Facebook. Posts you're tagged in will show up on your Facebook page; Removing the tag will remove the post from the page. You can remove the tag using the phone app and the Facebook page on your computer. You also have the option to adjust your tagging settings so that tagged posts don't automatically appear on your Facebook page.

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On the phone

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Open the Facebook app with a white "f" icon on a blue background. This will take you to your News Feed page if you're logged into Facebook on your phone or tablet.

If you're not logged into Facebook, you'll enter your email address (or phone number) and password to continue.

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Tap . It's the icon in the bottom right corner of the iPhone screen or the top right corner of the Android screen.

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Tap your name tag above the menu. You will be taken to your personal page after this action.

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Scroll down and find the post you want to remove the tag from. It could be a photo, status or check-in location.

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Tap in the top right corner of the post.

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Tap Remove tag . It's near the top of the menu that appears.

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Tap OK when asked. With this operation, your name will be removed from the post and the post will no longer display on your Facebook page.

Other people can still see the post if they are friends with the person who posted it, or if the post is public.

On the computer

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Visit the Facebook page by typing it https://www.facebook.cominto your favorite browser. This opens the News Feed page if you are logged into Facebook.

If you're not logged into Facebook, you'll enter your email address (or phone number) and password before continuing.

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Click the icon in the top right corner of the Facebook page. You will see a screen displaying a menu.

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Click Activity Log . It's near the bottom of the menu.

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Click the Posts You're Tagged In tab . It's in the top left corner of the page.

This tag is also called Posts You're Tagged. (Posts you're tagged in.)

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Click the pencil icon next to the post you want to untag. Every post you're tagged in is visible on this page; Click the pencil icon to the right of the post to remove the tag.

You may have to scroll down to find the post you want to remove the tag from.

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Click Report/Remove Tag . It's at the bottom of the menu that appears.

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Check the "It's spam" box, then select Continue . This option ensures you do not have to fill in additional information.

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Click Remove Tag . It's in the middle of the page.

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Click Remove Tag when asked. Thus, the tag on the article will be removed and the article will no longer display on your Facebook page.

Other people will still see the photo if they are friends with the person who posted the photo, or if the photo is publicly posted.

Adjust tagging settings

On the phone

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Tap . It's the icon in the bottom right corner of the iPhone screen or the top right corner of the Android screen.

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Scroll down and tap Settings near the bottom of the page.

Skip this step on Android.

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Tap Account Settings . This selection will take you to the account settings page.

On Android, you must first swipe down below the screen.

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Tap Timeline and Tagging . It's near the top of the screen.

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Tap on the option Review posts friends tag you in… (Review posts you are tagged in…). This is an option in the "WHO CAN ADD THINGS TO MY TIMELINE?" (Who can post to my timeline?) near the top of the page.

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Push the "Timeline Review" slider to the right. After this operation, the slider will move to the right. You will now have to review tagged posts before they appear on your Facebook page.

The poster's friends can still see posts you've been tagged in.

On the computer

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Click the icon in the top right corner of the Facebook page. You will see a screen displaying a menu.

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Click Settings . It's near the bottom of the menu that appears.

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Click Timeline and Tagging . It's on the left side of the page.

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Edit the "Who can add things to my Timeline?" section. (Who can post to my timeline?) . Click Edit to the right of the "Review posts friends tag you in before they appear on your Timeline" option. (Review posts you're tagged in before they appear on your timeline) near the top of the page.

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Click on the selection box. You will see the frame in the middle of the page expanded with the Disabled option selected.

If the box shows Enabled , your article browsing settings are enabled.

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Click Enabled . This ensures you can browse tagged posts before they appear on your Facebook page.

The poster's friends can still see posts you've been tagged in.

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