Instagram: Here’s How to Control Whether Photos You’re Tagged in Appear on Your Profile

Follow our guide to manually decide which tagged photos appear on your profile

By default, when someone tags you in a photo on Instagram, the photo will automatically appear on your profile. However, did you know that Instagram allows you to stop this from happening? Our guide will show you how to prevent photos you’re tagged in from automatically appearing on your profile.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram application on iOS.

Step 1: Tap your profile picture in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap the gear icon.

Step 3: Tap “Photos of You.”

Step 4: Tap “Add Manually.” This will stop Instagram from automatically adding photos you’re tagged in to your profile.

With the “Add Manually” setting activated, Instagram will notify you when someone tags you in a photo, and you can decide whether or not to add it to your profile. To add the photo to your profile, tap the photo, tap your username and tap “Show on My Profile.”