Are you getting unwanted attention on Instagram? Sick of the notifications coming through on your phone, or perhaps, you have been tagged in an absolutely abysmal post that you want nothing to do with?
Whatever the case, there is an almost effortless way to untag yourself on Instagram.
Why almost? Because it can only be done individually. There is no setting to mass untag on Instagram.
For that reason, asides from going through the steps to untag, this tutorial will go over the controls that Instagram provides to manage who can tag you, who can view your tagged photos and the controls to hide or remove tagged content from your profile.
How to untag yourself on Instagram
1. Using the Instagram app, load the post you are tagged in
2. Tap on your username
3. Select “remove me from post”.
For photos with multiple tags, tap on the three dots to the top right of the post, then select “tag options”. That will show you the option to “remove me from post”.
Step 1: Using the Instagram app, load the post you are tagged in
Untagging is an in-app feature only. The process cannot be done on the desktop version of Instagram.
Step 2: Tap on your username
Tags show on top of photos. Tap on your username and it will open a new menu.
Tip: In instances when there are multiple tags on a photo, select the three dots to the top right, then select “tag options”. That will bring up the menu option of “remove me from post”.
Step 3: Select “remove me from post”.
Once done, you will be untagged from the photo.
Will the person be notified that I untagged myself?
Instagram does not send a notification when you untag yourself from a post. However, the person may notice that your tag has disappeared. To add it back, they would need to create a new post and tag you again.
How to restrict individual Instagram accounts from tagging you (without alerting them)
For users who repeatedly tag you in photos that you do not want, rather than continually untagging yourself, or blocking them, there is a “restriction” setting in Instagram.
It works similarly to blocking an Instagram account, but without the tell-tale signs.
Restricted accounts remain on your follower’s list, and they will not be notified of their restrictions. You and their interactions remain visible, but nobody else will see the tags, comments, or any interactions.
To place a restriction on any Instagram account, go to “Settings” > “Privacy” > “Restricted Accounts” and search for the user you want to restrict.
How to find all the photos that you have been tagged in on Instagram
Your Instagram profile has a wall that is dedicated to displaying every post and photo that you have been tagged in.
Within the Instagram app, you can view all posts that your account has been tagged in within your profile.
- Step 1: Open your profile in the Instagram App
- Step 2: Tap on the photo frame icon on the right column
Every photo shown there will have your Instagram handle tagged. Untagging from them has to be done individually.
You can hide all tagged content to get rid of it from your profile, but you cannot mass untag yourself from multiple Instagram posts.
To avoid your profile becoming cluttered, there are handy features that you can use to control how and who can tag you in photos and posts on Instagram.
How to stop people tagging you on Instagram
Instagram tagging is controlled by your privacy settings. To set your preference,
- Go to your Instagram profile
- Tap the three dots or lines to open the menu (top right corner)
- Select “Settings”
- Tap on “Privacy
- Then tap on “Posts”
From here, there are a couple of methods you can use to manage the tagging settings for your Instagram account.
Method 1: Allow Tags From
“Everyone” is the default option. Without changing this, you will quickly find yourself needing to untag yourself from numerous photos.
“People You Follow” is a safer alternative as it will only allow people you follow to be able to tag you in their photos. Not people who follow you.
“No One” can be considered as your nuclear option. It disables tags for everyone.
And, when someone does try to tag you, they will see that you have your account set to not allow tags from anyone.
Method 2: Tagged Posts > Manually Approve Tags
This can work in tandem with the above settings without surrendering control. You can set your account to allow tags from everyone, or people you follow without it automatically posting.
This avoids strangers from bombarding your profile with irrelevant content.
It lets you see who is trying to tag you, then requires you to view the post and either approve, remove, or hide tagged photos on Instagram.
If you do decide that manual approval would be wise, depending on the popularity of your Instagram account, the notifications can be a nuisance.
How to stop receiving tag notifications from the Instagram app
Push notifications for any app can be annoying.
With Instagram, provided you have your account set up to manually approve tags, you do not need to approve them right away so you do not need to be alerted every time someone tags you.
The settings to change for tag notifications are as follows:
Settings > Notifications > “Posts, Stories and Comments” > “Photos of you” > Toggle off.
The reason is that tags are used to identify you in the photos on Instagram.
That’s why usernames are displayed on top of photos, rather than in the captions or the comments. Those are mentions.
You can also toggle off likes, comments, and pins to minimize the number of push notifications being sent through the Instagram app.
If you would rather only deal with your Instagram account on your schedule, it will be easier to disable notifications on your device, rather than Instagram’s granular options.
Most devices have settings for push notifications.
On Android devices, you can go to “Settings” > “Notifications”, then select the app you want to disable push notifications for and toggle it off.
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