How to Review Facebook Photo Tags Before Accepting


When Facebook introduced the feature of

photo tagging

the first time, people had mixed reactions to it. On one hand it made engagement with friends better but at the same time, people started living in fear of embarrassment because there used to be no option to control Facebook tags and all the friends in your timeline could see the tagged photo or update made public.

Users had no control over them until they logged in and removed the tag manually. But by that time, the damage was done.

But lately Facebook has refined the tagging feature, and you can now review all the tags before they appear on your timeline. So let’s see how it’s done.

Review Facebook Tags

Open your Facebook account and click on the small arrow near the home button at the top right corner to open your account’s privacy settings.

Privacy Settings

Here, you can control almost all the privacy aspects related to your account and if you have not yet reviewed every notch and corner in here, you must do it at the earliest. Coming back to the point, click on the link Edit Settings  next to the Timeline and Tagging option. Here you can control as to what will happen when your friends tag you or your content, or post on your timeline.

Timeline And Tagging

On the popup frame, click the section that reads Review posts friends tag you in before they appear in your timeline. Enable it and next time whenever someone tags you in a photo or updates, you will have the power to review them before they show up in your timeline.

Edit Tags
Timeline Review

Note: You can still be tagged, and tags may appear elsewhere on Facebook.


I think reviewing the tags is always a better option before they show up in our timelines. Better safe than sorry, right?

Last updated on 03 February, 2022

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