How To Hide Tagged Photos On Instagram

If you ever wish there was an easy way to hide the embarrassing tagged photos of yourself on Instagram that friends and family keep posting (or those fake accounts that randomly tag you in those “You Won $1000” posts.), there is good news, it is possible.

While it may be difficult to find on your own, this step-by-step guide will show you exactly how to take control of your Instagram appearance in no time.

P.s. This method works for iPhone, Android, and PC/Desktop.

How To Hide Tagged Photos On Instagram

If you’d like to remove an individual post from appearing in your tagged posts section on your Instagram profile, follow these steps.

Step 1: Open Your Instagram App On Your Phone

The first step is to open your app on your device.

Instagram App Icon

Step 2: Go To Your Profile

Navigate to your Instagram profile. You can do that by tapping on your profile photo in the bottom right corner of your Instagram home page.

Select your instagram profile icon in the bottom right corner

Step 3: Go To The Tagged Photos Section 

Select the tagged icon on your profile page.

select the tagged posts section of your instagram profile

Step 4: Tap On The Picture

Once you get to the tagged photos section, tap on the photo you want to hide from your profile.

Select a post that you have been tagged in

Step 5: Tap On Your Username

If you tap on your picture once again, you’ll see all the tagged users on that picture. Tap on your username.

select your username on the instagram post

Step 6: Tap “Hide From My Profile”

And finally, tap on the option “hide from my profile” to get rid of it.

Select the hide from my profile option

How To Hide Multiple Tagged Posts At Once

If there are a lot of posts you’ve been tagged in that you want to hide, the process is, thankfully, a lot easier than having to hide each of them individually.

Here are the steps to follow to hide multiple tagged posts at once.

Step 1: Open Your Instagram App On Your Phone

Navigate to your Instagram profile. You can do that by tapping on your profile photo in the bottom right corner of your Instagram home page.

Instagram App Icon

Step 2: Go To Your Profile

Navigate to your profile. To do that, you tap on your profile photo on the bottom right-hand corner of your Instagram home page.

Select your instagram profile icon in the bottom right corner

Step 3: Tap The Three-Lined Icon In The Top Right

After that, tap the three horizontal lines icon (hamburger menu) in the upper right-hand corner to get to your settings.

Select the hamburger menu in the top right corner

Step 4: Select Settings

Select “Settings” to access your profile and account settings.

Select the settings option from the menu

Step 5: Go To Privacy

In the settings menu, tap on “Privacy.”

Select the privacy option from the settings menu

Step 6: Select “Posts”

Now tap on the option “Posts.”

Select posts under the interactions section

Step 7: Go To “Tagged Posts”

Under the section “Tagged Posts,” you need to tap on “Manually Approve Tags.”

Select Manually Approve tags from the tagged posts section

Step 8: Select All The Posts You Want To Hide

Here you’ll see all the pictures you’ve been tagged in. Select the “Edit” option to the right of “Tagged posts,” and then select all of the posts you are tagged in that you want to hide.

Select Edit from the tagged posts section

Once you have them all selected, tap the hide option.

Select the hide option to remove multiple tagged photos from appearing on your profile

How To Turn Off Auto-Tagging On Instagram

If you don’t want to hide every picture you get tagged in the future and want your account to be tag-proof, here’s how you can do that.

Step 1: Open Your Instagram App On Your Phone

The first step is to open your app on your device.

Instagram App Icon

Step 2: Go To Your Profile

Navigate to your Instagram profile. You can do that by tapping on your profile photo in the bottom right corner of your Instagram home page.

Select your instagram profile icon in the bottom right corner

Step 3: Tap The Three-Lined Icon In The Top Right

After that, tap the three horizontal lines icon (hamburger menu) in the upper right-hand corner to get to your settings.

Select the hamburger menu in the top right corner

Step 4: Select Settings

Select “Settings” to access your profile and account settings.

Select the settings option from the menu

Step 5: Go To Privacy

In the settings menu, tap on “Privacy.”

Select the privacy option from the settings menu

Step 6: Select “Posts”

Now tap on the option “Posts.”

Select posts under the interactions section

Step 7: Go To “Tagged Posts”

Under the section “Tagged Posts,” you need to tap on “Manually Approve Tags.”

Select Manually Approve tags from the tagged posts section

Step 8: Tap On Manually Approve Tags

The final step is to switch “Manually Approve Tags” on, and you’ll get a notification of permission when someone tags you on a picture.

Toggle tag controls from off to on to manually approve tags on Instagram

As you can see, this feature is essential whether you use it for personal or business purposes.

And if you want a sleek and clean profile, you have to take control of the posts you’re tagged in.

David Woutersen

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David Woutersen

David is the founder of Outofthe925.com and has been in the social media industry since 2017. Since then, his mission has been to help others take control of their online presence. For some, this has been earning an income online, while for others, it's teaching how to use social networks more effectively. And each year, he continues to help millions with strategy, troubleshooting, and inspiration.