Facebook Users Can Now Opt Out Of Photo Tag Suggestions

Facebook users finally have the ability to remove themselves from their friends' photo tagging suggestions, by customizing privacy settings.

Facebook users finally have the ability to remove themselves from their friends’ photo tagging suggestions, by customizing privacy settings.

The social network had announced this capability in December, and has quietly rolled it out to users over the past few months. Now it appears that most, if not all, people on Facebook can go into their privacy settings, click on customize and then scroll down until the option “suggest photos of me to friends” appears.

Clicking on the box labeled “edit settings” fires up a window adorned with thumbnail images of friends you interact with frequently. A good explanation of the ability to opt in or out of photo tagging suggestions appears below the pull-down menu where you choose to enable or disable the feature. There’s also a link at the bottom, on the words “learn more,” that leads to Facebook’s help center.

Readers, would you want to opt out of the photo tag suggestions? Or could you envision situations that might prompt someone to disable the feature?