Thursday, October 6

How To Disable Photo Tagging In Facebook

Tired of those Facebook Photo Tags, the one by your virtual friends or acquaintances? Yeah me too. It is one of the most irritating feature of Facebook. Let`s see what happens when your friends, tags you in a photo.
  • Tagged photo appears on your timeline.
  • Same photo appears on your friend`s Timeline too, the one in which you are tagged.(Double exposure!!)
  • Even worse, you will also receive notifications when a user comments on the tagged photo.
Disable Facebook Photo Tag Spamming by using the following ways.
Tag Review as a name suggest is the one way to disable Facebook Photo Tags. Once enabled, you will be notified of the photo tags which you have to manually approve or disapprove before they are made visible onto your Timeline.
disable facebook photo tagging
To enable Tag Review.
  • Click on the arrow over to the top right beside the Home Button.
  • Move on to Privacy Settings.
  • Click on Custom and Edit the settings related to How Tags Work.
facebook photo tagging - disable facebook photo tagging
A menu with five options will appear as shown in the figure. Click on the arrow to the second option to enable the Tag Review.
enable tag review feature
From now onwards you will receive notifications whenever you are tagged by another user in a photo.
Another method to disable Facebook photo tags is the Maximum Timeline Visibility which determines the visibility of the tagged photo on to your Timeline. Here`s how to tweak it so that the photo in which you are tagged is only visible to you or the one with which you are comfortable sharing with.
Click on Public, move down to Custom and tweak it accordingly, like set Only Me if you want this photo to be visible to you only.
facebook timeline visibility - disable facebook photo tags
Another method to avoid being tagged, is to switch off the Tag Suggestions(the fourth option in the list). Disable it, then your friends will never find you in the photo tagging suggestion list.
So that`s how you can save yourself from the Facebook Photo Tagging Spam. Do share your thoughts about the Facebook Photo Tagging feature?


  1. Tagging is the worst feature of Facebook. I already followed your tips & disabled it

  2. Thanks for the comment Ahsan, I`m glad that you found these tips useful :)

  3. thank for sharing this i want to disable photo tagging and this really helped thanks again.

  4. Thanks for the comment, K Bharath :)

  5. Thanks for the information. Not being a tech, I was really wondering what to do about this.
    Thank you!