Managing Photo and Video Tags

Instagram app for Android and iPhone:
  1. Tap or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
  2. Tap .
Instagram.com from a mobile browser:
  1. Tap your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
  2. Tap .
Instagram.com from a computer:
  • Click your profile picture in the top right corner, then click Profile.
  • Tap .
  • You can choose to manually or automatically add these photos and videos to your profile. Note that you can also change who can tag you in your privacy settings.

    When other people tag you in photos or videos, they may show up on your profile. Who can see these on your profile depends on your visibility settings:

    • Posts are Public: Anyone can see photos and videos you're tagged in on your profile.
    • Posts are Private: Only confirmed followers can see photos and videos you're tagged in on your profile.

    How can I manage tags and who can tag me?

    To manage tags, you can:

    To hide a photo or video you're tagged in:

    1. Tap the photo or video.
    2. Tap your username.
    3. Tap Hide from My Profile (iPhone) or tap next to Hide From Profile (Android).

    You can add a photo or video back to your profile by repeating steps 1-2 above and then tapping Show on My Profile (iPhone) or Show In Profile (Android).

    To hide multiple photos or videos at once:

    1. Tap or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
    2. Tap in the top right, then tap instagram-settingsSettings.
    3. Tap Privacy, then tap Tags.
    4. Tap Manually Approve Tags.
    5. Next to Tagged Posts tap Edit.
    6. Select the photos or videos you'd like to hide from your profile, then tap Hide.
    7. Tap Hide From Profile.

    Keep in mind that hiding a photo or video from your profile doesn't remove you from the photo or video itself. Learn more about removing yourself from a photo or video you're tagged in.

    You can choose whether photos and videos you're tagged in appear on your profile automatically or manually. When you choose to add photos and videos manually, they'll appear on your profile only after you approve them. By default, when someone tags a photo or video of you, it will automatically be added to your profile.

    To manually select the photos and videos that appear on your profile:

    Instagram app for Android and iPhone:
    1. Tap or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
    2. Tap in the top right, then tap instagram-settingsSettings.
    3. Tap Privacy, then tap Tags.
    4. Tap Manually Approve Tags.
    5. Tap next to Manually Approve Tags to turn this on.
    Instagram.com from a mobile browser:
    1. Tap your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
    2. Tap instagram-settingsSettings in the top left.
    3. Click Privacy and Security.
    4. Below Photos of You, select Add Automatically or Add Manually.
    Instagram.com from a computer:
    1. Click your profile picture in the top right corner, then click instagram-settingsSettings.
    2. Click Privacy and Security.
    3. Below Photos of You, select Add Automatically or Add Manually.

    If you choose to add photos and videos to your profile manually, you'll still be notified when someone tags you in a photo or video. To add that photo or video to your profile, tap the photo or video, then tap your username and select Show on My Profile (iPhone) or tap next to Show in Profile (Android). On your computer or mobile browser, click the photo and then click in the top right. Select Post Options and then select Show on My Profile or Hide on My Profile.

    You can choose the audience that can tag or mention you on Instagram in your privacy settings from the Instagram app for Android or iPhone. If someone that’s not in your selected audience tries to tag or mention you, they’ll see that you don’t allow tags or mentions from everyone.

    To update your tag and mentions settings:

    From the Instagram app

    1. Tap or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
    2. Tap in the top right, then tap instagram-settingsSettings.
    3. Tap Privacy. From here you can update your:
      1. Tag settings. Tap Tags, then tap the circle to the right of the audience you want to let tag you (example: Only People You Follow or No One).
      2. Mentions settings. Tap Mentions, then tap the circle to the right of the audience you want to let mention you (example: Only People You Follow or No One).

    You can also choose whether photos and videos you're tagged in appear on your profile manually or automatically. By default, when someone tags a photo or video of you, it will automatically be added to your profile.

    Keep in mind, if you block someone, they won't be able to tag you or mention your username.

    To remove yourself from a photo or video someone tagged you in:

    1. Tap the photo or video.
    2. Tap your username.
    3. Tap Remove Me From Post.
    4. Tap Remove (iPhone).

    Note that you can also change who can tag you in your privacy settings.

    You can archive a post you've shared to hide it from your profile and make it so your followers and other people on Instagram can't see it. When you archive a post, it keeps all its likes and comments.

    To archive a post:

    1. Tap or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
    2. Tap the post you'd like to archive.
    3. Tap (iPhone) or (Android) in the top right.
    4. Select Archive.

    Once you've archived a post, you can choose to show it on your profile again. The post will return to its original spot on your profile.

    To show an archived post on your profile:

    1. Tap or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
    2. Tap .
    3. Tap Archive.
    4. Tap Archive, then tap Posts (iPhone) or Posts Archive (Android).
    5. Tap the post you'd like to show on your profile.
    6. Tap (iPhone) or (Android) in the top right, then select Show on Profile.

    To see content you've archived:

    1. Tap or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
    2. Tap in the top right.
    3. Tap Archive.
    4. Tap Posts/Stories Archive at the top, then select Stories Archive, Posts Archive or Live Archive.

    Learn more about archiving your posts and adding them back to your profile.