Let others tag your Facebook page photos

By Tim Priebe on September 13, 2010

By Tim Priebe on September 13, 2010

It turns out that the default setting is that others cannot tag pictures you post on your business’s Page. They can for your personal profile, but not on your Page.

Luckily, a Facebook user figured out the following method, and we were able to use it on our Pages here at T&S. Works way better than a baseball bat.

Follow these steps to allow users to tag photos on your business’s Facebook Page:

  1. Go to your Facebook Page.
  2. Directly below your Page’s Profile photo, click on “Edit Page”.
  3. In your browser’s URL, note the number that comes AFTER ‘edit/?id=’ That number is your Page ID.
  4. Go to this URL, but change REPLACEME to your Page ID from step 3: http://www.facebook.com/pages/edit/app_settings.php?id=REPLACEME&aid=2305272732
  5. Click the setting for “Allow All Fans to Tag Photos”
  6. Save your settings.

Not too difficult, and good to know!

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  1. Avatar InkBlot Photo on November 9, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    THANK YOU!!! Facebook was driving me mad!

    • Tim Priebe Tim Priebe on November 9, 2010 at 3:03 pm

      Not a problem, we’re happy to help! Love your pics, by the way. The Lego ones are especially awesome!

  2. Avatar Nick on March 21, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Hi there. I used your method here to let fans tag the photos of themselves and their friends on my photography page. The only issue is that after having done this, yes, it gives the fans the option to tag but when they try and do it, they select the name they want, click finish tagging, and then a dialogue box pops up telling them that they do not have to permission to do this. I don’t understand! Any thoughts?

    • Tim Priebe Tim Priebe on March 21, 2011 at 9:05 am

      For better or worse, Facebook is changing things all the time. Here’s the way you can now perform this action:

      1. When you’re on your page, click the Edit Page button in the top right.
      2. Click Apps in the left menu.
      3. Under Photos, click Go to App.
      4. Configure your settings.
      5. Click Save!

      Let us know whether that works for you or not. If not, there may just be a temporary bug in Facebook.

      I should also note that we have both settings on that page set to Allow.

  3. Avatar StefanQ on March 25, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I have tryed the 2 ways to let users tag my photos from Facebook Page but, I failed….
    please help

  4. Avatar Atish on November 18, 2014 at 9:27 am

    It did not work for me. Every time I enter the url, it redirects me to settings page in which there is no option to allow people tag themselves or others on photos tagged BY my page. Any help?

    • Tim Priebe Tim Priebe on November 18, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      As of right now, this works:

      1. Click Settings at the top of your Page
      2. On the General tab click Tagging Ability
      3. Check the box next to Allow others to tag photos and video posted by [Your page]
      4. Click Save Changes.

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