Despite photo tagging being one of the more popular features on Facebook, some people may find it annoying and intrusive when it happens without their permission. Moreover, figuring out how to disable or “opt out” of photo tagging isn’t as simple as it should be; digging through Facebook’s Privacy Settings can quickly become an overwhelming task.
Like me, most people find comfort in simple how-to guides. So I did the digging for you and put together some instructions on how to disable photo tagging for good.
Please feel free to share this with others. Facebook is the largest social network in the world, so getting your privacy settings to work for your benefit is extremely important for your online safety and the online safety of your children if you allow them on the site.
Part 1 – Preventing People from Tagging You in Photos and Videos
The first thing you need to do once you’ve logged in is go to Account in the top right and click on Privacy Settings.
Towards the bottom you’ll see Apps and Websites. Click on Edit your settings.
Part 2 – Opting out of Suggested Facebook Photos
The other way that you can get tagged in photos without your permission is you look like someone in a photo on Facebook. In other words, you don’t even have to be in the photo, it can just slightly look like you can someone can tag your name to that person’s face.
In order to disable this, you’ll want to go to the Account tab on your profile and choose Privacy Settings again.
One last thing you can do is limit the visibility of the photos you’ve been tagged in, to you and only you. This acts as a last, cautionary step in case any tag somehow gets through—you’ll be the only person who can see your name being tagged.
One last time, start from the beginning and go to Account and choose the Privacy Settings option.