How Do You Approve Tags on Facebook?

  • By Muhid Suleman

    Muhid Suleman

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    Muhid Suleman, An expert writer from Pureprivacy's content team, Dedicate to make data privacy simple and accessible for you. Muhid, Our Content Wizard, weaves tales about online privacy using simple and user friendly procedures. He firmly believes that online privacy is your right and a big deal in the digital jungle.

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  • 27 May 2024
  • 8 mins read

Have you ever been tagged in a shady Facebook post that you would prefer not to have on your profile? 

Of course, it happened! 

Facebook, thankfully, provides an option to manage what appears on your timeline. 

Take a moment to relax and discover with us how to accept tags before they become problems on social media!

2 Ways to Approve Tags on Facebook

Luckily, you can manage these tags and personally approve what is displayed on your timeline. You can then review everything that shows up on your profile, avoiding any posts you don't want your friends to see and eliminating any spam or ugly pictures.

To accomplish this, sign in to your Facebook account using the mobile app or desktop at

  1. On the Mobile Phone App

The process is very straightforward on mobile devices. The "More" tab located in the bottom or upper right corner of the screen can be used to access Facebook settings once you've checked in. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the Facebook app on your mobile phone.

Step 2: Press the hamburger icon ☰. On an Android device, it is located in the screen's upper-right corner. It is located in the lower right corner of your iOS devices.

Press the hamburger icon ☰

Step 3: Go into the account settings. On Android, under the "Help & Support" section, scroll down and select “Settings & privacy.”

On iOS device: Tap Settings after swiping down, then choose “Account Settings.”

Tap Settings after swiping down, then choose “Account Settings.”

Step 4: Select “Settings” from the menu.

Select “Settings” from the menu

Step 5: Scroll down and select “Profile and tagging” in the Audience and Visibility tab.

Scroll down and select “Profile and tagging” in the Audience and Visibility tab

Step 6: Scroll down the bottom and enable "Review posts you're tagged in before the post appears on your profile?" by hitting the toggle under the Reviewing area at the bottom of the screen.

Review posts you're tagged in before the post appears on your profile

On Desktop

Follow these steps if you want to know how to approve tags on Facebook using a desktop or PC.

Step 1: Log in to the Facebook website first if you're using a browser. To access the news feed, click the downward-pointing arrow located in the upper-right corner with your profile icon.

Log in to the Facebook website first

Step 2: Click "Settings & Privacy," and then choose "Settings" to reveal the entire menu from the resulting menu.

Click "Settings & Privacy,
then choose "Settings"

Step 3: In the left sidebar of the screen, click "Profile and Tagging" under the Audience and Visibility area.

In the left sidebar of the screen, click "Profile and Tagging"

Step 4: Scroll down and click the Edit button to make "Review posts you're tagged in before the post appears on your profile?" enabled under the Reviewing section at the bottom of the screen.

Scroll down and click the Edit button to make

While strictly maintaining your profile is a good starting step toward controlling your tagged photographs, it only tackles a small portion of the overall picture of online privacy. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Why am I unable to approve tags on Facebook?


    Facebook posts that your friends tag you in appear instantly on your profile. Turn on Timeline Review if you want to see all postings (including those from friends) before they appear.

  • In what way do I update my profile with a tagged post?


    Here’s how:

    Select Settings.
    Press Privacy.
    Press the Posts icon.
    Select Pending Tags.
    To access Tag Options, tap the three dots.
    Click Show on my profile.

  • Why isn't a tagged post showing up in my timeline?


    Check your privacy settings to make sure tags are permitted to show up on your timeline. Go to your Facebook settings and choose "Privacy" or "Timeline and Tagging" to examine and modify these options.

  • What does tag approval mean?


    Tag review is a feature that lets you accept or reject tags that users add to your postings. If you enable tag review, a tag will not appear on anything you've submitted until you've approved.

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Control Your Facebook Activity!

Facebook's tag review settings allow you to manage what shows up on your timeline. 

As soon as it's activated, you can choose to accept or reject any tags before your friends can see them. 

With this additional power, you can ensure that your profile shows the person you want it to be.