For Business Owners, Facebook is a great tool to connect with your target audience and create a connection.
One way to do this is to grab a quick photo with those you meet and then load it up onto Facebook, linking it to both your profile and that of the other person in the picture via the use of a Tag.
As with all things useful, there will always be a percentage out there that abuse the privilege and use the tagging functionality as a way of spamming people.
Ever been tagged in a photo or picture that has absolutely no relevance to you, your business or even your interests? You’ve been spammed!
How To Untag Yourself from a Photo
**Note: See our latest article here for how to Untag a Photo on the new Facebook Timeline.
While Facebook allows other people to tag you in a photo, it also gives you the freedom to untag yourself.
Rather than not allow ANYONE to tag you in a picture, you may be happy to police this yourself and remove only those tags that you feel are not relevant.
To do this, click on the photo. At the bottom of the photo you will see the words (photos . Remove tag) after your name.
How To Stop People from Tagging You in a Facebook Photo
Want to stop anyone from tagging you – ever?
There are simple steps that you can follow and it’s a matter of adjusting your privacy settings.
First, go to your Account at the top far right of your profile page and click on Privacy Settings from the drop down menu.
Scroll to the bottom of the page and go to Apps, Games and Websites. While there, go to “Info accessible through your friends” and click Edit Settings.
You will then be shown a new window with a number of checked and unchecked boxes beside the information you share on Facebook.
To stop people from tagging you in photos, uncheck the box that says “Photos and videos I’m tagged in.” Don’t forget to click Save Changes once you’re done.
Another quick step you can take is to go to directly to Privacy Settings then click Applications, Games and Websites. While there, go to “What your friends can share about you” and simply uncheck the “Photos and videos of me” part. Make sure to click Save Changes to confirm your action.
Taking this step will no longer allow other people to tag you through photos on walls. That means no more unwanted photos or images on your wall moving forward.
This post is from May 2011. I’ve written an updated post here: http://wendymoore.net/2012/04/how-to-remove-a-tag-on-a-photo-on-facebook/
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