Instagram Tagging Feature Finally Added
When Facebook bought Instagram we were all wondering what major changes were going to be made. There hasn’t been any disruptive changes and user are still satisfied with the service for the most part. Today Instagram introduced the ability to tag your friends in the pictures. Tagging is one of Facebook’s most popular features. It makes sense that brought the feature over to the photo sharing network. Instagram tagging is going to be way more popular than Facebook tagging.
With Instagram tagging, it will be easier to find pictures others have uploaded of you rather than the previous way. Before that, the only way was to go to your feed and see what pictures you were “mentioned” in. Now there will be a Photos of You section on your Profile tab. There will be privacy settings where you can approve tagged pictures before they show up on your feed.
How Instagram Tagging Will Work
From the Instagram Blog:
“Today, we’re excited to introduce Photos of You and bring you a new way to share and discover stories on Instagram. When you upload a photo to Instagram, you’re now able to add people as easily as you add hashtags. Only you can add people to your photos, so you have control over the images you share. And it doesn’t stop at people—you can add any account on Instagram, whether it’s your best friend, favorite coffee shop or even that adorable dog you follow.
There will now be a Photos of You section on your profile. When someone adds you to a photo, you’ll receive a notification and the photo will appear in your Photos of You. Want to make sure you like the photo first? No problem: you can easily adjust your settings so nothing appears on your profile until you approve it. Before your Photos of You section is visible to other people, you’ll have until May 16th to play around and get used to the feature. You can find more information about how Photos of You works and how to control your visibility at help.instagram.com.”