Instagram 101: How to Keep People from Tagging You in Posts

How to Keep People from Tagging You in Posts

Tired of all those people tagging you in weird stuff on Instagram? Well, there's an easy way to prevent people from ever tagging you in one of those silly posts again. It's simple, too. It only takes a couple minutes of your time, but will probably save you from years of embarrassment (or however tagged photos make you feel).

To stop people from tagging you without your approval, head on over to your profile page, then tap the hamburger menu icon in the top-right corner of the display. Next, tap "Settings, " then "Privacy," then "Tags." By default, "Add Automatically" will be enabled, which allows Instagram users to tag you without issue. Tap this slider, and you will no longer be automatically tagged in future posts.

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If you are tagged in a new photo, you'll now have the option to add it or hide it from your profile page. It will also alert you when you are tagged in a new photo, allowing you to remove yourself from the post as quickly as possible. To approve that tagging, tap the photo or video in question, select your username, then tap "Show on My Profile" (iOS) or "Show in Your Profile" (Android).

Follow me on Instagram @b3t.tina to see how I'm currently using these tips and tricks on my own profile page.

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Cover image via Instagram; screenshots and GIF by Jake Peterson/Gadget Hacks

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