How to Remove Tag on Facebook from Comments

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guide to remove tag from comments on facebook
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Tagging your friends in the comments section seems fun until they tag you back in embarrassing posts or start discussing your life somewhere in the comments section. Sometimes things get nasty and you want your way out of it but Facebook’s comment system holds you back. You remain tagged until the discussion is over. Well, you no longer have to wait for that. It turns out, you can now remove comment tags on Facebook and this guide will help you in learning how to remove comment tags from Facebook.

To remove the Facebook comment tag, follow the steps below:

  1. Navigate to the comment where your friends tagged you

    Open the comment where your friend has tagged you.

  2. Tap and hold till more options appear on the screen

    Tap the comment for a while and wait for the pop-up to appear.

  3. Select ‘Find Support or Report Comment’

    Find these options in the pop-up and select one of them.

  4. More options will appear on the screen

    After selection, you will see more options in another pop-up as seen in the video given below.

  5. Find and select ‘Remove tag’ option

    Find “Remove tag” option and select to remove tag from the comment.

  6. You’ll be removed from the comment

    You will be untagged from that particular comment after following these simple steps.

Facebook will quietly remove you from the comment where your friend tagged you, leaving just your name. That, you can only remove by asking your friend.

So this is how you can remove yourself from a comment where your friend tagged you.

15 COMMENTS

  1. Could you please post instructions for doing this on the desktop version? It doesn’t work this way on the desktop. Thanks!

    • Hi Bill,

      Are you using an iPhone or Android smartphone? I checked both on Android and iPhone. It works like a charm.

      The “Remove tag” option will only appear after you report that comment. Facebook will let you remove yourself from the comment afterward.

      Let me know if you still have any questions.

  2. Hello. Is this the updated version of Facebook? There is no option when touching my own name. The whole bubble of comment box you will have to click and the remove tag no longer exist. Tried this as of today. Thanks.

    • Hi Mary,

      Yes, this is the updated version of Facebook.

      I tried yesterday, and it worked. You’ve to click and hold on your name and report the comment. It works on both Android, iOS, and also on Facebook web/desktop. Choose Spam, and then you’ll see the option to remove the tag.

      I will also try to add steps to remove the comment tag from Facebook web/desktop this week, Insha Allah.

    • When you get to the screen that requires you to select an issue, such as harassment or bullying, select one of those options. Then scroll down and choose ” I don’t know. I’d like to see other steps I can take.” From there, you can block the person, and/or untag yourself.

  3. Note that in the last couple of weeks (April 2021) this option is no longer available in the Report this Comment menu. Have you worked out how we now remove a tag?

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