Facebook is a ubiquitous social media platform that almost the entire world uses. From Europe to Africa, the social media platform is so widespread that it has become an integral part of our daily life, connecting people no matter the distance.
One of the defining functions of Facebook is the tag function. With this function, you can notify another user of the platform about your post, and it is a sort of invitation to further interactions. The person who is tagged by you will be shown to anyone who can see the post.
Sometimes, however, tagging can actually be quite annoying, especially if you don’t want to interact with the person tagging you, or if you don’t want the others to know that you are being tagged. In that case, it can be quite easy to untag yourself from the post. Here are the steps you will have to take.
- 1 Why tagging can be annoying
- 2 How to untag yourself on Facebook
- 2.1 Untagging yourself on mobile devices
- 2.2 Untagging yourself on your PC or MAC
- 2.3 3 Facebook tagging etiquettes to follow
Why tagging can be annoying
Tagging is, in itself, a good feature that not only invites interactions but also stores memories. For example, if you look back at the past from a future perspective, you are more likely to see the posts you have been tagged on, so they can be a good way to store memories.
However, because anyone on your friend list can tag you, it can be a very annoying function. People might tag you in troll posts or in selling posts, and you will have to get notifications from these kinds of posts, which can easily clutter your notifications. Furthermore, it is also possible for you to be tagged by unwanted people in posts that you do not want to see, so it is very important to learn to untag yourself when the need arises.
How to untag yourself on Facebook
The process of untagging yourself on Facebook is actually quite simple, and it does not require you to be a Facebook expert to do it perfectly. This process works with both text posts and photo posts.
Untagging yourself on mobile devices
On mobile devices, you can untag yourself by following the steps below.
Open your Facebook app
The app will ask for your login details if you are a first-time user. If not, there will be no prompt.
Find the post that you want to untag yourself from
Scroll until you reach the post you want to untag yourself from. Alternatively, you can check the notifications to get there quickly.
Tap on the three dots icon
The three dots icon should be located on the top right corner of your screen. Clicking on the icon will drop down a menu of several commands.
Choose the “Remove Tag” option
Choosing this option will immediately remove your tag, and you will no longer be tagged in the post. However, keep in mind that people can still see the post. They will just see that you are no longer tagged in it. You will also stop receiving notifications about the post as well.
Untagging yourself on your PC or MAC
Log in to your Facebook account
You can log in by entering Facebook.com on the address bar. If you have already logged in to your account on the same PC, you should be able to log in without needing to type the login details again.
Find the post you want to untag yourself from
You can scroll down the newsfeed or your own wall to find them. Alternatively, you can check the notification list, and the post should be in there as well.
Click on the three dots icon
Much like the mobile version, the three dots icon should be located on the top right corner of the post.
Choose the “Remove Tag” option
Clicking on the “Remove Tag” option will make sure that you will no longer be tagged in the post. However, even when you have untagged yourself from the post, others can still see the post itself. They just don’t see that you have been tagged in it.
3 Facebook tagging etiquettes to follow
Not everyone is familiar with the etiquettes of tagging, and this could lead to some serious misuses of the function. Here are the three important etiquettes that you should share with your friend list to prevent tagging abuse.
You should tag people in a photo only if they are in it
Don’t just tag three or four friends in a picture of you and another friend. The other people might feel really awkward.
Tag your friends in a post if you think it is useful
You can tag your friends in a useful post, but be sure to add some context first so that they won’t be confused.
If you share artwork or a video on your wall, it would be a good idea to tag the creator so that everyone knows who created it.
Untagging yourself on Facebook is a rather simple process with just a few steps. The big issue is to prevent random taggings, and you might have to talk with your friends to sort it out.