How to Remove Yourself from Tagged Photos on Instagram

Just last week, I found a simple solution to a common problem on Instagram. Keep reading to find out how to remove yourself from tagged photos on Instagram. 


Every once in a while, my Instagram handle is tagged on an image. Most of the time, I am okay with being tagged because it’s actually me in the photo.

But then there are times when I being tagged, but it’s not me.

Instead of messaging the person to remove your tag, here’s how you can remove yourself on your own.

  1. Go to Instagram settings
  2. Click on ‘photos of you‘ and check off  ‘add manually’
  3. Now you can go back to the tagged photo you want to be removed from your feed
  4. Click the three dots in the right corner of the photo
  5. A screen will pop up and click ‘photo options
  6. Under photo options click ‘hide from my profile


All done! The photo is now hidden from your timeline.

I hope this post helped. Feel free to pin the image above to help others!


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  1. I hate being tagged in photos that I’m not actually in. I also go to the photo directly, hit the three dots, hit post options and then hit remove tag. Thanks for the tip!

    Posted 10.11.17 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      I have no idea that I could do that until I saw that I could manually add my photos in settings. I either was being tagging in photos that I wasn’t in or it was a BAD photo.

      Posted 10.11.17 Reply
  2. Joline wrote:

    That is so useful! It’s annoying when people I don’t even know randomly tag me.

    Posted 10.11.17 Reply
  3. Christie Moeller wrote:

    This is super useful. especially for those ridiculous high school photos I keep getting tagged in!

    xoxo Christie

    Posted 10.11.17 Reply
  4. Alison Ruth wrote:

    This is so helpful! Love having that option

    Posted 10.11.17 Reply
  5. Ophelia Tang wrote:

    I love this post. This is very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 10.11.17 Reply
  6. Wow I had no idea! A couple of times I’ve been tagged in spammy photos about making money or I don’t know what, and I got upset with myself for not fiding a way to remove that tag…. thanks so much for sharing your knowledge =)

    Posted 10.12.17 Reply
  7. Amanda K wrote:

    I had no idea you could do this! Thanks for the info!

    Amanda ||

    Posted 10.12.17 Reply
  8. Kalaw Sarah wrote:

    I am not really active with Instagram. I ‘ll remember this tip when I am ready with Instagram.

    Posted 10.16.17 Reply