Stop random people from photo tagging you on Twitter

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To protect your account, you may have opted for several measures. From enabling two-factor authentication to make your failure private, the options are plentiful. However, there is an option that many fail to control. We are talking about the photo tag feature that allows anyone to tag you in their posts. The scary thing is that the user can be almost anyone. Therefore, the photo you were tagged in on Twitter could explain issues to you. Fortunately, the app provides some pretty useful functionality for dealing with such cases. In addition, it is also advisable to review the tags before they appear on your Facebook timeline.

Tagging photos on Twitter

On Twitter, up to 10 people can be tagged in any photo. You can see the names of all the people right below the message (photo). But this photo tagging feature is not new, and all social media platforms offer this feature. However, when it comes to its solution, Twitter probably stands out from the rest.

In the case of Facebook, you cannot prevent any user from tagging you in a publication (you can only hide or permanently delete this publication from your timeline). But Twitter goes even further. It offers the added benefit of disabling the photo tagging feature. This is in addition to the fact that you can also detach yourself manually from any photo on Twitter.

Both features added advantages and disadvantages. If you chose the latter process, you will need to detach yourself from marked posts manually. However, this option gives you at least control over the photos you want to be tagged in. On the other hand, if you turn off the Photo Tag switch, no one will ever be able to tag you in any of their Twitter posts. But at least you don’t have to keep an eye out for tagged photos. In this guide, we will list the two steps. Here’s what needs to be done for the same. On that note, also see the steps to detach yourself from multiple Instagram posts at once.

Manually delete tagged photos on Twitter

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The first of the two methods is to manually remove your tags from any photo on Twitter.

  1. To do this, go to the photo on which you were tagged.
  2. Then tap on the overflow icon and select Delete photo tag.
  3. That’s it. You will no longer be associated with this photo.

Aside from that, you can also completely disable the option to allow anyone to tag you in photos on Twitter. Below are the instructions for the same.

Prevent yourself from being tagged in the future

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If you are asking for too much manual removal of the tags, it is better to take the second route. Once you activate this feature, no one, and this also includes your subscribers, will be able to identify you on any photo. Users who wish to opt for this method should follow the instructions below:

  1. Open the Twitter app and tap your profile.
  2. Meeting on Settings and privacy and press Privacy and Security.
  3. Select the Photo tagging and you will have the choice between three options:
    • Anyone can tag you: The default option. Any Twitter user can tag you in one of their photos.
    • Only people you follow can tag you: People you follow only can tag you in their photos on Twitter.
    • Of: No one can tag you in any of their messages, that is, photos.
  4. Select the last option (Off) to confirm your decision. That’s it. You have successfully disabled Twitter’s photo tagging option for good. If a user tries to tag you, your name will be grayed out in the list, as shown.

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So, with that, we conclude this guide on how to remove tags from photos on Twitter. In addition, we have also discussed the steps to completely disable this option. Are you still keeping this feature disabled or manually deleting a photo you find inappropriate? Share your opinions on the same subject in the comments section below.

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