How to Untag Yourself from Instagram Posts: A Comprehensive Guide

Hey there, Insta-fam! I know how much you love sharing the moments of your life on Instagram, but sometimes, you might find yourself tagged in posts that don’t quite fit your style. Don’t worry, I’ve got your back!

In this guide, I will show you how to untag yourself from Instagram posts, making sure your profile stays on point. Plus, I’ll teach you how to manually approve each post you’re tagged in, stop others from tagging you, and hide notifications from tagged posts, so you can stay in control of your Insta game.

How to Untag Yourself from Instagram Posts

Untagging yourself from Instagram posts is a simple way to control your online presence. Follow these steps to remove a tag from a post:

  • Locate the post from which you want to untag yourself.
Locate the Instagram post
  • Tap the post to reveal the tag on the Instagram post and click on the three-dot icon.
Tap to reveal tag on the Instagram post
  • Select “Post Options“.
Select Instagram Post Options
  • Finally, tap on “Remove Me From Post“.
tap on Remove Me From Post to untag yourself

By following these steps, you can easily untag yourself from individual Instagram posts and reels. However, if you want to remove tags from multiple posts or reels that can tag you, follow the instructions below.

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How to Manually Approve Each Post You’re Tagged In

To control your online image on Instagram, follow these steps to manually approve each post you’re tagged in:

  • Open Instagram Settings and tap on “Tags & Mentions” under the “How others can interact with you” section.
open Instagram tags & mentions
  • Select the “Manually Approve Tags” option.
open Manually Approve tags
  • Toggle on the “Tag Control” button and click “Turn On“.
Turn On Tag Control
  • Tap on the Edit option and choose the photos you want to untag yourself from.
Edit and choose the tagged photos of you
  • Hit the “Remove” option at the bottom of the screen.
Tap on Remove button on instagram manually approve post
  • Confirm by selecting “Remove Me” to untag yourself from multiple posts and reels.
Tap on Remove Me button to untag yourself

How to Stop Tag Yourself from Instagram Posts

To stop others from tagging you in Instagram posts, follow these steps:

  • Open Instagram Settings and select “Tags and Mentions“.
open Instagram tags & mentions
  • Choose “Don’t Allow Tags” under the “Who can tag you” section, and “Don’t Allow Mentions” under the “Who can @mention you” section.
Don't Allow Instagram Tags

Note that enabling these settings will prevent anyone, including your friends, from tagging you. If you want to allow your friends to tag you, select “Allow tags from people you follow” and “Allow mentions from people you follow.”

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How to Hide Notifications from Tagged Posts

To hide notifications from tagged posts on Instagram, follow these steps:

  • Open Instagram settings and tap on “Notifications“.
Open Instagram Notifications Settings
  • Select the “Posts, Stories, and Comments” section.
Select the Posts, Stories, and Comments section on instagram notifications
  • Turn off both “Likes and comments on photos of you” and “Photos of you” to avoid receiving unnecessary notifications from Instagram.
Turn off Likes and comments on photos of you to avoid tagged instagram notifications

By following these steps, you can effectively manage your tags and mentions on Instagram, as well as control who can tag you and receive notifications of tagged posts.

Untag yourself from Instagram posts is very simple! Just follow the steps in this guide, and you’ll be in control of your digital footprint in no time. Need more help with your Instagram account? Head over to Instagram Help Center for more tips and tricks.


How do I hide tags on Instagram?

Go to your profile, tap the tagged photos icon, tap the photo, click on the three dots icon, select Post Options, and click on “Hide from My Profile.”

Where can I see tagged photos on Instagram?

On your profile, to the tagged photos icon (person-shaped icon) to see the photos you’ve been tagged in.

What if I don’t want anyone to tag me in photos?

You can’t prevent tags entirely, but you can set your account to manually approve tagged posts before they appear on your profile.

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