How to disable autotagging on Facebook

Facebook's privacy controls are present but may not be set to your liking. Take control of who can tag you in pictures, posts, and places.

Nicole Cozma

If you have friends who love to upload pictures to Facebook, chances are that you get tagged pretty often. But sometimes you don't want others to be able to share pictures of you without prior permission. By default, Facebook lets friends tag you in posts, in photos that look like you, and check you in to places that you haven't visited. Here's how to put a stop to any (or all) of these tag-happy features:

Step 1: Log in to your Facebook account and click on the menu in the top-right corner (small arrow).

Steps 1 and 2. Nicole Cozma

Step 2: Select Privacy Settings from the drop-down menu.

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Step 3: Click on Edit settings to the right of How Tags Work.

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Step 4: In the pop-up menu, adjust the way each tagging process works to the right.

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Step 5: If you're seeking the ultimate elimination of unapproved tags, make sure it looks like the above picture.

Now you can control what your name is attached to on Facebook. Do you have any other Facebook privacy tips to share? Share them in the comments!


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