How to Avoid Facebook Photo Tag Spamming

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Annoyed by Facebook Picture / Photo Tag Spamming? You can prevent and disable it through Facebook’s new Privacy Settings!

Facebook Tag is a feature which links a person, page, or place to something you post in Facebook such as a status update or a photo. This is very helpful because tagging people, pages and places in your posts lets others know more about who you’re with, what’s on your mind and where you are. Today, many online marketers are using this modern technique as their newest marketing tool and strategy to promote commercial products and to attract more prospective customers. Although it the intention is good, this feature is often times abused and overused; leaving ordinary Facebook users with a bunch of unrelated, promotional, and spam photos on their profile pages.

You can avoid from Facebook tagging spams by manually reviewing posts and photos you’re tagged in before they go on your profile. You can do this through enabling the Profile (Timeline) Review feature under Facebook’s Privacy settings. Here’s a simple tutorial on how to do it:

How to Enable Profile (Timeline) Review in Facebook

Click the account menu at the top right and choose Privacy Settings.

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On the Privacy Settings page, scroll down and choose How Tags Work.

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A window will appear. Choose Timeline Review.

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Click Turn On Timeline Review

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You’re Done.

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Important note: If you have Timeline Review off, then tags from friends are automatically approved. Whether you have Timeline Review on or not, tags from non-friends require your approval before they go on your timeline.

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