How to Untag Yourself in a Facebook Photo or Video in Facebook Mobile App


Whenever someone tags you in a photo or video on Facebook, other people can see those photos and videos as part of your Facebook profile. As a result, it may be good to go through the photos and videos associated with your Facebook profile, and remove the tag from any you no longer want to be associated with.

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Steps to Untag Yourself in a Facebook Photo or Video in Facebook Mobile App

  1. Open the Facebook mobile app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You’ll land on your Facebook home screen.
  2. Tap “Menu” at the bottom of the screen. The Menu screen is displayed.
Tap Menu at the bottom of the screen.
  1. Tap your Facebook profile name at the top of the screen. You’ll land on your Facebook profile screen.
Tap your Facebook profile name at the top of the screen.
  1. Tap “Photos.”
Tap Photos.
  1. Tap “Tagged Photos.” All of the Facebook photos and videos you’re tagged in are displayed.
Tap Tagged Photos.
  1. Find the photo or video you’re tagged in where you want to untag yourself, and then tap to open that photo or video.
Find the photo or video you're tagged in where you want to untag yourself, and then tap to open that photo or video.
  1. Tap the ellipses at the top of this screen. A menu pops up.
Tap the ellipses at the top of this screen.
  1. Tap “Remove Tag” in this menu. A Remove Tag window is shown, letting you know that after you remove this tag this photo will no longer appear on your profile but may appear in other places. Additionally, you’ll no longer be able to report this photo.
Tap Remove Tag in this menu.
  1. Tap “OK.” The tag associating you with that photo or video will immediately be removed.
Tap OK.

Reasons to Untag Yourself in a Facebook Photo or Video in Facebook Mobile App

1. Privacy Concerns

Privacy is paramount in our digital age. Many individuals prioritize maintaining a minimal digital footprint. Being tagged in a photo or video can increase their visibility on the internet. This unwanted exposure can make them vulnerable to prying eyes. By untagging themselves in Facebook photos and videos, they seek to retain some semblance of privacy.

2. Unflattering Images

Nobody likes an unflattering snapshot of themselves. An awkward pose, a bad hair day, or an unintentional expression can distort one’s image. Being tagged in such photos can harm one’s self-esteem. Untagging from these images is a natural step for preserving personal pride.

3. Personal or Professional Reputation

Images have power. A single photo or video can influence perceptions. For someone concerned about their image, compromising photos can have detrimental effects. A picture from a wild party might clash with a professional persona. To protect their reputation, many opt to untag themselves in Facebook photos and videos.

4. Security Reasons

Identity theft and online scams are rampant. A seemingly innocent photo can provide information to malicious entities. Features like location tags or backgrounds can reveal personal details. By untagging, individuals reduce the risk of being targeted by unscrupulous individuals.

5. Avoiding Memories

Photos capture moments, both good and bad. For some, these memories are painful or uncomfortable. A breakup, a lost loved one, or a regretful event can reopen old wounds. Untagging from such memories offers emotional relief.

6. Not Relevant

Being tagged in an irrelevant photo is frustrating. When one isn’t the focal point or is barely visible, such tagging feels unnecessary. People prefer their online tags to represent meaningful moments, not random appearances.

7. Avoiding Notifications

Each tag on Facebook generates notifications. Comments, likes, and shares can flood one’s notification tab. For those who prefer a quieter online experience, these constant alerts can be distracting. Untagging ensures peace from incessant pings.

8. Misidentification

Mistakes happen. Sometimes, people get tagged in photos they aren’t even in. Misidentification can lead to confusion and misrepresentation. It’s essential to ensure that tags correctly represent one’s presence.

9. Dissociation from Certain People or Events

Relationships change, and so do affiliations. An old photo with a former friend or at an event might not represent current feelings. Untagging provides a clean break from past associations that no longer resonate.

10. Potential for Misinterpretation

Images don’t always tell the whole story. Out of context, they can lead to misunderstandings. People worry about being misrepresented or misjudged. To prevent misconceptions, many choose to untag themselves from potentially misleading Facebook photos and videos.

11. Updates in Life Circumstances

People evolve. What once seemed fun or acceptable might now seem inappropriate. Someone might no longer identify with past beliefs or lifestyles. Untagging from old photos ensures online personas reflect current realities.

12. Cultural or Religious Reasons

Cultural and religious beliefs can dictate personal choices. Some beliefs prohibit displaying personal images, especially in specific contexts. Respecting these norms might mean untagging oneself from certain photos or videos.

13. Avoiding Unwanted Attention

Online spaces aren’t always safe. Cyberbullying, stalking, and harassment are real threats. Being visible in many photos can draw unwanted attention. For safety, individuals might decide to untag themselves in Facebook photos and videos.

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Max has nearly 20 years of experience working in IT across three different industries in project management and management capacities: publishing, telecommunications and healthcare. He holds the following degrees and certifications: BS Communications, MA Communications, MBA and Project Management Professional (PMP). His tutorial-focused YouTube channel earned more than 100,000 subscribers in its first four years, and currently has more than 160,000 subscribers, 110,000,000 video views and an insane 2.4 million hours of watch time. Max enjoys learning new technology, reading and collecting comic books, listening to audiobooks and playing video games.

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