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Photo tag options on Facebook pages

Posted: March 4, 2014 2:00 pm EDT Updated: March 17, 2014 2:00 pm EDT Photo tag options on Facebook pages

Tagging in Facebook is divisive. We think it’s a matter of control and who is perceived to have it. In personal use of Facebook there are settings for users to have to pre-approve another person’s tag of themselves in a photo. This makes sense when you don’t want to have snaps uploaded for all to see when you’re not your poster-quality best.

But what happens in pages, and should the admins allow tagging? We think so. Social media is two way communications, truly. Part of the vibe of sharing and caring in Facebook is the interaction it enables. This means if one of your Facebook fans sees someone they know in one of your photos, if they have the opportunity to tag it, and it therefore gets shared in many more feeds.

If in your Facebook page you posts pictures of real people it seems logical to enable the function. To set it up (if you haven’t already), go to Settings > Edit page > Edit settings:

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Click on the Edit option for Tagging Ability, and if you want your page fans to be able to tag, check the ‘Allow other to tag photos posted by…’ option, and Save Changes:

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In the image, your fans will see the option appear like this:

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Photo courtesy of: Live and Let Dye on Facebook.