Besides posting photos, videos and stories, Instagram allows you to tag your friends on posts and comments by typing in their username or Instagram ID preceded by the symbol @.
Recently, brands have really started making use of the tagging feature in engagement campaigns on Instagram by asking their followers to tag friends in comments - among other things. Or even more so, randomly tagging people in posts promoting their products or services without their consent.
You have probably received a notification when a friend has randomly tagged you in silly contest posts that you want nothing to do with. Or worse, your friend tagged you in a photo where you don’t look your best.
Whatever the case, you are probably wondering if there’s a way to untag yourself from these posts or comments.
You’ve come to the right place! Read on to learn how to untag yourself from posts and comments you don’t want to be tagged on.
If you are mentioned in a comment of a post you don’t like to be, unfortunately, the only way to remove it is to ask the person or profile that tagged you to delete the comment and not to tag you in future comments. If the comment you've been tagged in is in a different language, you can also translate Instagram comments.
If the person or the brand continues to tag you without your consent, you can report, block or restrict them. If you block someone, they won’t be able to find your profile, posts, or stories. While if you restrict them, they will still see your content and interact, without you or anyone else seeing their comments.
Did you know? Instagram has limitations on how many people you can tag.
Untagging yourself from a photo or video is easier since you don’t need to ask the person to remove it - you can do it yourself.
Here’s how to do it:
Instagram allows you to choose who can tag you on Instagram and restrict someone from tagging you.
If you don’t want to be notified at all when someone tags you, go to Settings > Notifications > Posts, Stories and Comments, and in the Photos of You sections choose ‘Off’ or ‘From People I Follow’.