How to Untag People From Something I Shared on Facebook

by Avery Martin
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Facebook tags provide a way to direct your posts to specific people. If you accidentally tagged someone on a photo you don't want tagged, you can remove the tag from the original post. While others with permission to view your posts can still see the photo and identify people they know, it does help reduce the possibility of a tagged photo showing up on the person's Timeline. When you tag someone in a shared post, you must delete the post and share the status again to remove the tags.

Deleting the Post

Step 1

Locate the story you want to remove a tag from and hover over the story.

Step 2

Click the Pencil icon and choose "Delete..." from the drop-down menu. Click the "Delete" button.

Access the original post you shared and click the "Share" button to share the post again without the tags.

Remove Photo Tags

Step 1

Locate the photo with the tagged person you want to remove and click on the photo.

Step 2

Click the "Tag Photo" button at the bottom of the photo.

Hover over the person's name you want to remove from the photo and select "Remove Tag." Click "Done Tagging."

Untag Multiple Photos

Step 1

Click the "Activity Log" button on your Facebook Timeline.

Step 2

Click the "Photos" link in the Activity Log sidebar.

Step 3

Check the box for each photo you want to remove tags from.

Click the "Report/Remove Tags" button and confirm that you want to remove the tagged photos.


  • You can remove your own tag from any photo or post by hovering over the story, selecting the Pencil icon and clicking "Report/Remove Tag."


Photo Credits

  • Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images

About the Author

Avery Martin holds a Bachelor of Music in opera performance and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian studies. As a professional writer, she has written for, Samsung and IBM. Martin contributed English translations for a collection of Japanese poems by Misuzu Kaneko. She has worked as an educator in Japan, and she runs a private voice studio out of her home. She writes about education, music and travel.

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