How Tagging Works

Add tags to share more about the people in your posts.

Add tags to share more about the people, places and things in your posts.

Tag people in your posts

Add tags to anything you post, including photos and updates. Tags can point to your friends or anyone else on Facebook. Adding a tag creates a link that people can follow to learn more.

Tell people about stuff they’re in

Adding tags can let people know when they're in photos or other things you share. People you tag can receive a notification so they can see your post. The post may also go on the person's profile and appear in their friends' news feeds.

Help tag things other people missed

You can tag other people's photos and posts to help them add details. Your name appears with the tag, so it's always clear where it came from.

Removing and Reporting Tags

If you don't like a tag that someone adds, you have many options:
  1. Hide it from your timeline.
    Your timeline represents who you are, so you control what appears on it. You can even update your privacy settings to review things you're tagged in before they go on your timeline.
  2. Remove the tag or report the post.
    You can easily:
    Remove the tag. The post will still be on Facebook, but it will no longer link to your profile.
    Report a post to Facebook. If the post is abusive, it will be removed.
    Send the owner of the post a message, asking to remove the post from Facebook.
    Block the owner of the post. That person will no longer be able to tag you in posts.
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