Every morning I go to my gym to tell lessons full of people dripping with sweat. This always makes me super uncomfortable, because it's not exactly the most photogenic time to take a photo, and if it were me, I'd probably give that person a dirty look and hope they would end up just disappearing.
It's my job to take a sweaty photo, and when I post this photo, it's also my job to tag these people so that the whole world can see them. I do my best to make every photo as flattering as possible, but sometimes … well, especially when it comes to a group photo, it won't always be a photo that everyone likes.
So in all honesty, let me tell you how you can remove yourself from a non-flattering Instagram photo in which you have been publicly tagged. The method is fairly simple and works the same way on both Android and iPhone, so let's get started.
Remove yourself from a tagged photo
First find the photo that you want to delete or for which you want to hide your tag. If it is recent enough, you can simply scroll down on your Instagram homepage until you find it. You can also go to your profile page and tap the Photos of You icon under your bio to quickly see all the photos you've been tagged in ̵
With the image open now, tap it again to reveal the tags, and then select your user name to open a menu. In the pop-up you will be given the choice between removing your tag from the message or hiding your profile by selecting "Remove me from message" or "Hide from profile" respectively.
Of course you want to click on "Remove me from message" if you want to remove the tag and also want to hide the image from your Photos of You tab. Admittedly, the image still lives on the account where it is placed, but your name no longer appears when someone taps the photo.
If you want to hide the tagged photo only for your followers, select & # 39; Hide from my & # 39; Profile "will do exactly that. The option not only hides the tagged message for your followers, it also does not appear on the Photos of You tab on your IG page. Because the tag has not been removed, this However, it is still displayed on the original poster page.
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