Instagram just got a whole lot more social. The Facebook-owned photo app recently added photo tagging on both its iOS and Android versions. Now, when posting a picture, you’re able to tag people or brands in your photos, just like you can on Facebook. Wonder if someone tagged you in a picture? Check out the brand new “Photos Of You” section in your profile. Also like Facebook, Instagram will notify you when people tag you in a picture. You can also make it so that you have to approve a tag before your name is attached to a picture, and you can also un-tag yourself from a picture at any time. Before this update, users @mentioned each other in the picture’s description as a workaround way of tagging people in images, but those tags weren’t collected in any one place. With the Photos Of You section, you’re now able to start building a history of where you’ve been and what you’ve done, one filtered photo at a time.
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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.