There are several ways you can be tagged. You can be:
- Mentioned in a status update.
- Included when a friend “checks in” to a location
- Identified in a particularly embarrassing photo from your awkward teenage years (thanks mom)
I heard recently about someone who, after tagging a friend at a location, got in “trouble” because the friend was upset she had been included. Which begs the questions – what is the etiquette of tagging? And is there a way to avoid being tagged?
The answer to the second question is easy – yes. To avoid being tagged without your knowledge, all you have to do is change your privacy settings (Timeline & Tagging) so that you have to approve all tags before they are viewable.
The first question is a bit more difficult. Whether you should tag a friend is really going to depend. But the biggest factor to consider is whether your Facebook “friend” is actually a friend, and if you know how they will react. If you don’t know, don’t tag.
Do you mind being tagged on Facebook by friends?