Every time I check Instagram I find that people have tagged me in photos I’m not even in. Drives me crazy! How can I untag myself?
I know exactly what you’re talking about because I also find that people will tag me in a photo they post to Instagram as a way to get my attention or somehow imply that I was present at an event, even though I’m not in the pic, wasn’t at the event and sometimes don’t even know the person posting the image!
Frustrating, weird, and easy to fix, fortunately.
I’m going to show you the step-by-step solution for Instagram on the Apple iPhone, but it should be the same on other mobile platforms too, in case you’re an Android or Windows Phone fan.
To start, get to your own info page in the Instagram app by tapping on the head and shoulders icon on the lower right corner. I’ve circled it below:
Once you’re on the above screen, you’ll want to tap on the clipboard icon in the middle of the screen to the right. Again, it’s circled up above (I know, I know, two circles on the same graphic. I bet you can figure it out, however!)
Tap on the clipboard icon and you’ll be looking at “Photos Of You”. Which looks like this:
I’m in some of these, but there are also a number of photos that have nothing to do with me, which is more than a bit confusing!
See the picture on the bottom of the image that says “Cobra”? Let’s untag me from that one.
To do so, tap on the image in question.
The secret step from this point is to tap on the small icon with the three horizontal dots. You can see it on the lower right of the image.
A tap and a menu of interesting options appears:
Still hard to know how to proceed. Tap on “Photo Options”.
Now it becomes clear…
So you can’t really “untag” yourself, as you can see, but this lets you at least hide it from your own profile. And in this case, that’s sufficient for your needs.
Hope this helps you out and please feel free to check out some of the many additional Instagram tutorials we have here on the site!