Facebook to enable pre-approval for tagged photos

The moment of sheer annoyance is when you log in to your Facebook account and see an embarrassing party picture of you. It happens to the best of us. Earlier, it would get very easy for someone to tag you in some photo of yours, without your permission. Although, Facebook allowed you to un-tag yourself later, it was usually a 'too little, too late' situation. 


Tag, but with permissions

Tag, but with permissions



Beginning from tomorrow, according to this blog post, Facebook will enable the pre-approval feature to its privacy settings. As the name suggests, tomorrow onwards, any picture or post that any contact of yours wishes to tag you in, will require to have an approval from you. It is only when you give your approval for the tag for a particular photo or a post that it can be published. 


The pre-approval on tags update is a part of a few other updates that  Facebook will be rolling out tomorrow. These include - 


  • The settings to one's profile page, instead  of being located slightly further away in the settings page, will now be more accessible with the settings placed right next to the profile options.
  • Facebook has renamed the visibility of posts from 'everyone' to 'public'.
  • The 'view profile' feature, which previously existed, too, will now be displayed more clearly. The setting allows you to type the name of any random contact on your list, and see how your profile would appear to that particular person.
  • Like Google+, Facebook too will now allow you to pick and choose whom you'd like to share your posts, photos with. You could make your choice by clicking on the dropdown menu placed alongside your post space, and then pick between keeping it 'public', sharing it with just your 'friends', or making a 'custom' selection, altogether. 
  • Lastly, Facebook allows you to tag just anyone on Facebook (even if they're not on your list, yet!). But, before you do that, you need to have their approval.

Published Date: Aug 24, 2011 01:10 pm | Updated Date: Aug 24, 2011 01:10 pm