Yes, you can tag your friends, family, or others in memes, posts, or anything that you find interesting. 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 with a quick trick that I figured out.
This guide will help you in learning how to remove comment tags from Facebook.
Method for web/desktop: Steps to remove tag from Facebook comments on the web or desktop:
Open the comment from where you want to remove yourself, hover over the comment, and three dots will appear
Click three dots menu and then click ‘Give feedback or report this comment’
In the next pop-up, select ‘Spam’
After selecting ‘Spam,’ click the ‘Next’ button
Select ‘Remove tag’ in the next pop-up
Select the ‘Remove tag’ button again and wait for the comment to be removed
After the tag is successfully removed, click ‘Done,’ and the tag will be removed
Method for Phones: Steps to remove tags from Facebook comments
To remove the Facebook comment tag, follow the steps below on your smartphone:
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 this option at the bottom of the new options that appear and select to proceed.
4. On the next screen, which is ‘Report’ screen, select ‘Spam’
On the new screen, select ‘Spam’ and it will take you to the next step.
5. On the next screen, find and click the ‘Submit’ button
6. On the next screen, find and select the ‘Remove tag’ option
Find the “Remove tag” option and select to remove the tag from the comment.
7. On this screen, click the ‘Remove Tag’ button
8. 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. This method works on both mobile and web versions of Facebook. You can follow the same steps on any device and remove comment tags from Facebook.
So this is how you can remove yourself from a comment where your friend tagged you. You can also watch the video above to get an idea of how it’s done. I hope you’ll understand better with the video.
Related FAQs: Remove comment tags on Facebook
Why would I want to remove a tag from a Facebook comment?
Tagging friends in comments can lead to embarrassing or unwanted situations, where discussions might become uncomfortable. Removing a tag lets you disassociate yourself from the comment.
Can I remove a tag from both web/desktop and mobile versions of Facebook?
Yes, you can use the provided steps to remove comment tags on both the web/desktop and mobile versions of Facebook.
How do I remove a tag from a Facebook comment on the web/desktop version?
Follow these steps:
1. Open the comment with the tag. 2. Hover over the comment; three dots will appear. 3. Click the three dots menu and choose ‘Give feedback or report this comment.’ 4. Select ‘Spam’ in the pop-up. 5. Click ‘Next.’ 6. Choose ‘Remove tag’ in the next pop-up. 7. Confirm the removal by clicking ‘Remove tag’ again and wait for the comment to be removed. 8. Click ‘Done’ once the tag is successfully removed.
How can I remove a tag from a Facebook comment on my phone?
Here’s the process:
1. Open the comment with the tag. 2. Tap and hold the comment until more options appear. 3. Select ‘Find Support or Report Comment.’ 4. On the ‘Report’ screen, choose ‘Spam.’ 5. Click the ‘Submit’ button. 6. Select ‘Remove tag’ on the next screen. 7. Confirm the removal by clicking the ‘Remove Tag’ button. 8. You’ll be removed from the comment after these steps.
Will my name still appear in the comment after the tag is removed?
Yes, Facebook will leave your name in the comment even after removing the tag. You would need to ask your friend to remove your name from the comment.
Can I use this method to remove tags from comments on any device?
Yes, you can use these steps to remove comment tags from Facebook on both web/desktop and mobile versions, regardless of the device you’re using.
What if the tag is not being removed using these steps?
If you encounter issues with the removal process, you can contact Facebook’s support for assistance or refer to their official Help Center for troubleshooting.
Can I watch a video tutorial for a better understanding?
Yes, you can watch a video tutorial provided in the post to visually understand the steps to remove comment tags from Facebook.
Will the person who tagged me be notified if I remove the tag?
Facebook typically doesn’t notify the person who tagged you when you remove the tag from a comment.
Is there a time limit for removing tags from comments?
As of the information provided in this guide, there’s no mentioned time limit for removing tags from comments on Facebook.
Can I remove multiple tags from different comments using the same process?
Yes, you can repeat the steps for each comment you want to remove tags from, whether it’s on the web/desktop or mobile version of Facebook.
Can I report a comment for a reason other than ‘Spam’?
While this guide specifically explains using the ‘Spam’ option, Facebook’s reporting system offers other options too. If you wish to report a comment for a different reason, you can explore the available reporting options.
Update August 2023:Updated article with more information, screenshots, and new steps to remove tag from comments on Facebook smartphones (Android, iPhone), web, and desktops.
Muhammad Abdullah, aka "abdugeek," is a computer scientist, tech writer and certified Growth Hacker. Abdullah has an 8 years of experience with technology gadgets, apps, software, hardware, and information technology. He loves playing with gadgets, exclusively Mac, iPhone, Android, Windows, Drones, Radios, Smartphone accessories, and any other device that he gets in his hands. He has a versatile expereince in the digital marketing world and has an entrepreneurial mindset. Founder of multiple digital startups in technology sector, he's constantly pushing boundaries and seeking new opportunities. He's also into movies, especially, Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC stuff. Follow him on social media where you can learn more about what he shares with the world.