How to Tag a Photo on Facebook

by Wendy Chamberlain on April 5, 2011

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One of the best ways to get in front of other people on Facebook , is to share a photo of you with someone else.

There are a number of ways to share a photo on Facebook. Apart from uploading a photo to your album and publishing it on your profile page, you can add or “tag” other people in a photo that will link them to that image.

It does not necessarily have to be that the person you’re tagging is in the photo. It’s one way of letting friends, family and colleagues know about images you’d like them to see.

When you a tag a person in a photo, the image will automatically show on his or her profile page. This is easy to do and can be done in a few seconds.

How to Tag a Photo

First, choose a photo you want to share. On your personal profile, go to Photos on the left column below your profile picture. For Facebook business or fan pages, likewise, look on the left hand side below the page picture.

You can search for specific images from your albums. Click on an album and choose from the thumbnails provided to view the enlarged photo.
To tag a person, look for the Tag This Photo link on the bottom left hand side of the enlarged photo you’re viewing.
Once you click the link, a small black box with instruction will appear on the left bottom part of the photo saying “Click on people’s faces to tag them.”

When you click the face of the person, a box will then appear telling you to type the name and a list of your friends recently tagged will also appear below. If the name of the person is in the list, all you have to do next is to select the name and click it. Otherwise, you can just type the name on the blank space provided. Do the same step again if you need to tag more than one person.

After tagging, make sure to click on the Finished Tagging button to save the names of the people that you have included in a Tag. This will also automatically share your photo on the profile wall of the people that have been tagged in the photo.

Tagging photos on Facebook is not limited to your personal albums only. In fact, you can tag photos in the albums of your friends, family and business colleagues as well.

You can tag people in photos any time you want and you can do so in as many photos as you like.

By Wendy Moore
Copyright 2011 Savvy Web Women Pty Ltd


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Bobbie Garner May 17, 2011 at 3:08 am

Question – I do not see the option to tag other peoples photos. Is there a setting to block this? I am looking at a photo album of a local business and their is no tag option like shown in the photos above.


Wendy Chamberlain May 17, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Hi Bobbie,

Great question! Yes, you can change your Facebook settings so that you stop people tagging you in photos. Perhaps this is what your local business has done.

Under your account Privacy Settings, choose Games, Apps, Websites => Information accessible through your friends =>Edit Settings => then uncheck Photos and videos I’m tagged in.

Article with screen dumps on how to do this on the way… :o)

Big-Al Connolly September 12, 2011 at 12:20 am

Hi Wendy…. You have a wealth of quality information and are a fantastic resource, Thank You For Sharing and I look forward to utilising your services in the not too distant future as I build my brand and persona.

Wendy Chamberlain September 14, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Great, glad to help Big Al.

Paul January 27, 2012 at 3:53 am

Any way to tag a photo with a LIST rather than an individual?

Wendy Chamberlain January 27, 2012 at 10:47 am

Hi Paul,

Great question. From what I can determine you can only tag a photo with the name of a friend or a Fan page that you have liked, not a list.


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