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Facebook Introduces Photo Tagging Approval Process

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At last!

You could be Kate Upton and you'd still experience the cold shiver of dread when you receive Facebook tagging notifications. "John Doe has tagged you in the album 'My 28th Birthday Bash!'" Even worse is when these tagged photos have appeared on your homepage before you had a chance to untag. However, it seems Facebook has finally realized that not all of us want to be tagged in every single photo of us that our friends have deemed fit to upload. The company this introduced a new feature that allows you to vet the photos friends are tagging you in. While it doesn't outright offer you the option of approving every tagged photo, it does give you the opportunity to approve the post that gets published to your profile informing your friends you've been tagged. From now on, friends will still be able to tag you, but you'll have the chance to approve it before it's visible to anyone on your profile.

"Before, photos you were tagged in would show up on your profile as soon as you were tagged," writes Facebook's Chris Cox. "One of the top requests we've heard is for the ability to approve these tags before they show up on your profile. Going forward, you can choose to use the new tool to approve or reject any photo or post you are tagged in before it's visible to anyone else on your profile."

In addition to this, you'll also have the option of approving tags other people try to add to your photos. In the past, anyone who could see your photos could add tags. However, now, you'll have to approve all third party tags prior to them appearing. The 'remove tag' feature is changing, too. From now on, when you click 'remove tag,' you'll have a list of options that ask you what you want to do: Remove the tag, message the person to ask them to remove the photo, or block the person completely.

These changes comes with yet another sizable update to Facebook's privacy settings. The social network has also brought the 'view profile as ... ' feature to the front page, right next to the edit profile button. Other new features include the ability to add locations to your status updates and a more user friendly way to determine who you're sharing with. Similar to Google+, Facebook will now show you who you're sharing with via a little drop-down next to the 'post' button. The more savvy Facebook users will recognize this feature as a rejigged version of the discreet padlock that appeared next to the 'post' button prior to this update. Facebook says you'll also be able to modify the visibility of a post after it's been published, too.

The changes are being rolled out today, but as always, it might take a while for them to reach you. You can read more about the new features on the Facebook Blog.

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    AbdullahG , August 25, 2011 10:51 AM
    Fancarolina"The company this introduced a new feature that allows you to vet the photos friends are tagging you in."What the hell learn to proofread. I hope you don't get paid to write.


    "What the hell! Learn to proofread. I hope you don't get paid to write."

    Edited just for you.
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    toastninja17 , August 25, 2011 9:48 AM
    Thank god...
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    fancarolina , August 25, 2011 10:01 AM
    "The company this introduced a new feature that allows you to vet the photos friends are tagging you in."

    What the hell learn to proofread. I hope you don't get paid to write.
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    toastninja17 , August 25, 2011 10:06 AM
    Although, not gonna lie, it's fun seeing ridiculous photos your friends tag you in from the previous night :p 
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    AbdullahG , August 25, 2011 10:51 AM
    Fancarolina"The company this introduced a new feature that allows you to vet the photos friends are tagging you in."What the hell learn to proofread. I hope you don't get paid to write.


    "What the hell! Learn to proofread. I hope you don't get paid to write."

    Edited just for you.
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    Anonymous , August 25, 2011 12:48 PM
    Anyways, November 5 Anonymous going to stop that
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    bildo123 , August 25, 2011 5:59 PM
    Finally!...Oh wait, I don't spend time on WasteBook...wooh!
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    Anonymous , August 25, 2011 9:51 PM
    I must be the only one who remembers that this "new" phototagging feature was how facebook handled phototagging when it was first introduced >_>
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    SmileyTPB1 , August 26, 2011 1:54 AM
    If Facebook knew so much about me they would already know that these people aren't my "Friends" and wouldn't allow any photo tagging.
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    K-zon , August 26, 2011 7:32 AM
    Why not just say anyone who is a memeber of facebook gets the likeness "copyrighted" and only able to be posted if approved?

    Probably cuase confusing and complicated issues for awhile, but for the sack of them though would be in lack of others sometimes.

    Eventually a point of interest of use will be useless for it though, despite many arguements. But of them though are that of those at least. If not debates within itself though too.

    Otherwise to say its a social site, and what else to have on it though but those of your say friends and family. If there was going to be problems with say such ideas, then being left to your own would be another story to say or interest of the like.

    Given issues aside is place within what interests are probably not of any, which is probbaly hard founf for what they are. So otherwise issues not aside are probably better placed, and at least the option to work with something takes its place.

    Not every photo is the greatest but the greatest sometimes aren;t worth posting either, but that is always deabtable. But of ideas of arguements and debates there is at least a start of some sense with it for some reasonablilty. Otherwise just not wanting to post say images at times is anyones guess.

    (Might read towards the end first of this half-way placed paragraph)
    Might as well say no to haven't thought or felt that way sometimes and go from there. But again though probably not and say no photos and/or images and go from there. For ideas of take on whats first is probably better left to whats read but changing it does place ideas of what is placed for thoughts of any. Again though is say additional thoughtless places of happening could make there place of say debate or arguement the most, then they probably would take their place.

    But of it though is only that which does stem many say debates and arguments of themselves. But still, to say though that there would only be place for say of such without is anyones guess. But again is little on ideas of interest of article. But to say will always be remembered for that is anyones guess.

    Otherwise if anything once someone posts something you maybe don't care for in some means there something there for it. But to say that there normally wouldn't be is also anyones guess as well too.

    Otherwise for social sites to say as well for what they would be are probably that of those issues to say if they are, given any reflection of something can always say the different.

    So as long as you don't post any images or photos you don't have to hear it really. Mainly photos here on this one though.

    But of it at least again though, Facebook Introduces Photo "Tagging" Approval Process.
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    K-zon , August 26, 2011 7:44 AM
    Can delete one post if interested for Double Post, Most posts here don;t seem to wanna be working at times for whatever reason:

    Why not just say anyone who is a memeber of facebook gets the likeness "copyrighted" and only able to be posted if approved?

    Probably cuase confusing and complicated issues for awhile, but for the sack of them though would be in lack of others sometimes.

    Eventually a point of interest of use will be useless for it though, despite many arguements. But of them though are that of those at least. If not debates within itself though too.

    Otherwise to say its a social site, and what else to have on it though but those of your say friends and family. If there was going to be problems with say such ideas, then being left to your own would be another story to say or interest of the like.

    Given issues aside is place within what interests are probably not of any, which is probbaly hard founf for what they are. So otherwise issues not aside are probably better placed, and at least the option to work with something takes its place.

    Not every photo is the greatest but the greatest sometimes aren;t worth posting either, but that is always deabtable. But of ideas of arguements and debates there is at least a start of some sense with it for some reasonablilty. Otherwise just not wanting to post say images at times is anyones guess.

    (Might read towards the end first of this half-way placed paragraph)
    Might as well say no to haven't thought or felt that way sometimes and go from there. But again though probably not and say no photos and/or images and go from there. For ideas of take on whats first is probably better left to whats read but changing it does place ideas of what is placed for thoughts of any. Again though is say additional thoughtless places of happening could make there place of say debate or arguement the most, then they probably would take their place.

    But of it though is only that which does stem many say debates and arguments of themselves. But still, to say though that there would only be place for say of such without is anyones guess. But again is little on ideas of interest of article. But to say will always be remembered for that is anyones guess.

    Otherwise if anything once someone posts something you maybe don't care for in some means there something there for it. But to say that there normally wouldn't be is also anyones guess as well too.

    Otherwise for social sites to say as well for what they would be are probably that of those issues to say if they are, given any reflection of something can always say the different.

    So as long as you don't post any images or photos you don't have to hear it really. Mainly photos here on this one though.

    But of it at least again though, Facebook Introduces Photo "Tagging" Approval Process.
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    eddieroolz , August 26, 2011 8:08 AM
    It took them 6 years to introduce this "feature"?
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    nickul , August 26, 2011 5:52 PM
    OMG! the retard thought for a second!
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    Anonymous , October 13, 2011 2:06 PM
    Some of the people that respond here are not thinking of how long it takes to develop an idea that works. Its all trial and error especially for the most successful social network EVER. You don't fix something that is not broken. They had to make sure what they did to counter issues wasn't too complicated or of course Blocking the way people make THEM MONEY. They don't want to offend the users that generate money. Money is important, its the way they can house millions of users and all their stupid photos that shouldn't be up anyway to be tagged in the first place. LOL
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