Instagram recently added the ability to tag photos. You might be aware of how photo tagging works on Facebook, and the annoying part is that anyone can tag you in their photos. That works not-so-great on Facebook and a similar ability was recently added to Instagram, not surprisingly because Facebook has acquired Instagram and there might be some close integration between the two in the near future.

Those who don’t mind sharing their personal moments with the world won’t face any problems, but there are some people who are not comfortable in sharing those moments publicly. Whenever someone tags you on Instagram, that photo is also visible in your profile. Fortunately, there’s a simple way to remove a tag from photos, and there’s also a way to make sure that no photos are posted on your profile without your permission.

When you’re tagged in a photo on Instagram, you’re sent a notification about that. Tap on the tag to bring up a box of options. From there, you can choose to hide the photo, remove yourself from the photo or report the photo as inappropriate. Simply tap on “Hide From My Profile” to remove the image from your profile so that people visiting your profile won’t find that offending image.

If you want to completely remove yourself from the tagged image, then tap on “More Options” button and then choose “Remove Me from Photos.” If you find the photo inappropriate, then you can report that photo as well.

If you don’t want images to load up automatically on your profile, and don’t want to go through each photo manually to remove or hide it, then there’s an easier way. Go to the “Photos of You” tab and tap on the “Settings” icon from the top right corner. Now, choose the “Add Manually” option. That’s all you need to do. From now on, when anyone tags you on Instagram, it won’t appear on your profile.

So, do you like this new offering from Instagram? Or does it just add something more to care about? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.